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Public Act 096-0594




Public Act 096-0594
HB2507 Enrolled LRB096 09090 NHT 19231 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Private College Campus Police Act is amended
by changing Section 1 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 1020/1)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1951)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of a private college or
private university, may appoint persons to be members of a
campus police department. The Board shall assign duties,
including the enforcement of college or university
regulations, and prescribe the oath of office. With respect to
any such campus police department established for police
protection, the members of such campus police department shall
be persons who have successfully completed the Minimum
Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course offered at a
police training school established under the Illinois Police
Training Act, as such Act may be now or hereafter amended. All
members of such campus police departments must also
successfully complete the Firearms Training for Peace Officers
established under an Act in Relation To Firearms Training for
Peace Officers, as such Act may be now or hereafter amended.
Members of the campus police department shall have the powers
of municipal peace officers and county sheriffs, including the
power to make arrests under the circumstances prescribed in
Section 107-2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, as
amended, for violations of state statutes or , municipal or
county ordinances, including the ability to regulate and
control traffic on the public way contiguous to the provided,
however, that such powers may be exercised only on college or
university property, for the protection of students,
employees, visitors and their property, and the property
branches, and interests of the college or university, in the
county where the college or university is located of the
college or university, unless otherwise authorized by a county
or municipality. Campus police shall have no authority to serve
civil process.
    Members of the campus police department at a private
college or private university shall not be eligible to
participate in any State, county or municipal retirement fund
and shall not be reimbursed for training with state funds. the
uniforms, vehicles, and badges of such officers shall be
distinctive from those of the local law enforcement agency
where the main campus is located.
    The Board of Trustees shall provide liability insurance
coverage for each member of the campus police department
without cost to the member, which insures the member against
any liability which arises out of or in the course of the
member's employment for no less than $250,000 of coverage,
unless such indemnification is provided by a program of
    For the purposes of this Section, "private college" or
"private university" means: (1) any college or university which
is not owned or controlled by the State or any political
subdivision thereof, and (2) which provides a program of
education in residence leading to a baccalaureate degree, or
which provides a program of education in residence, for which
the baccalaureate degree is a prerequisite, leading to an
academic or professional degree, and (3) which is accredited by
the North Central Association or other nationally recognized
accrediting agency.
(Source: P.A. 85-1440.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010