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(225 ILCS 447/25-30)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
(a) No licensee under this Act or any employee of a
licensed agency shall wear or display a badge, shoulder patch
or other identification that contains the words "law" or "enforcement". No license holder or employee of a licensed
agency shall imply in any manner that the person is an
employee or agent of a governmental entity, display a badge or
identification card, emblem, or uniform using the words
"police", "sheriff", "highway patrol", "trooper", "law
enforcement" or any similar term.
(b) All military-style uniforms, if worn by
employees of a licensed private security contractor agency,
must bear the name of the private security contractor agency,
which shall be plainly visible on a patch, badge, or other
(c) All uniforms, if worn by employees of a licensed private security contractor agency, may only be worn in the performance of their duties or while commuting directly to or from the employee's place or places of employment.
(d) Employees shall return any uniform or equipment issued, but not sold, to the
employee by the agency and any badge or identification card issued to the employee by the agency within 72 hours of termination of
(e) Licensees under this Act of any employee of a
licensed agency are prohibited from using the Illinois State
Seal on badges, company logos, identification cards, patches,
or other insignia.
(Source: P.A. 103-309, eff. 1-1-24