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Posted: 1/8/2005 4:36:24 PM EDT
Does anyone know of or work for a department that will let a retired officer from another department qualify so they can be covered under H.R. 218 anywhere in IL?  Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:12:18 AM EDT
The retired officer is supposed to be able to qualify at the PD in his home jurisdiction. Start there. If they refuse send a written request to the chief/sheriff. Ask them to explain the lawful justification for refusing to abide by federal law.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:15:32 AM EDT
What are the requirements for a retired officer to carry? My father was a police officer at a small department and was wondering.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:38:24 PM EDT
Try this:

www.grandlodgefop.org/legislation/issues/hr218faq.pdf

Make sure you have adobe acrobat to read this.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:19:56 AM EDT
SIGNAL4L,

Thanks for the input.  Unforutnately, the agency he reitred from is Chicago PD, whom he has already contacted and I'm sure you can imagine how that went.  Bottom line: Chicago PD does not want to honor this law and is dragging its feet and now has gotten the IL State Police in on the act because they won't qualify a retired CPD officer, even though in IL ALL officers are sworn under state law.

I think they realize that this is the first crack in the damn and it's just killing them to let anybody that isn't active LE or one of their political chrony, sworn "Peace Officer" types.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:37:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 3:40:09 PM EDT by SIGNAL4L]
This does need to get sorted out. A lot of municipalities are refusing to abide by this law out of fear that they will be somehow liable if the retired officer is involved in a shooting. I believe some private training facilities are offering this certification.  Check out Hershel Davis' place in NW Illinois. I believe it is called "the site".

Here is the link : http://www.shoot-at-the-site.com/courses-pistol.htm

I may have spoken too soon. They offer police certification classes only. Elxellent training, though
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