Blackstar Enforcement prides itself on being prepared and informed. We need to know the Illinois laws that apply to our Jobs directly. Below is a list of laws that we as Security Officers need too know.

 HB4550 Off Duty and Retired State Correctional Officers may carry there fire arms.

99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY State of Illinois 2015 and 2016
 Introduced , by Rep. David Reis SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
720 ILCS 5/24-2730 ILCS 5/3-2-12 new
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements.

The full text of the Law can be found at this link

We we are concerned about the statue below for Correctional Officers as well as can apply to most Peace Officers:

24-1. 5 Carrying or possessing any pistol, revolver, stun gun or taser or other firearm on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person’s permission.

What this means to us…

Any person or Peace Officer not invited by the club owner of management does not have permission to Carry ANY weapon in the Legal Dwelling if they are not on duty. Peace officers while in performance of their official duties. investigating a crime, Serving warrants etc. Are able to carry there weapons in ANY dwelling.

If you have to remove a person from a Site we first must say to them ” We will have to ask you to leave the premises” after that statement we must allow them time to leave on there own. (Using passive-aggressive means we walk them out). If the person does not leave, we can remove them and Trespass them if necessary.

Trespass to Vehicles / Real Property (720 ILC 5/21-2) (720 ILCS 5/21‑3)(from Ch. 38, par. 21‑3)

(720 ILCS 5/21‑2) (from Ch. 38, par. 21‑2)
Sec. 21‑2. Criminal trespass to vehicles. Whoever knowingly and without authority enters any part of or operates any vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or snowmobile commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 83‑488.)
(720 ILCS 5/21‑3)(from Ch. 38, par. 21‑3)
(Text of Section from P.A. 94‑263)
Sec. 21‑3. Criminal trespass to real property.
(a) Whoever:
(1) knowingly and without lawful authority enters or

remains within or on a building; or
(2) enters upon the land of another, after

receiving, prior to such entry, notice from the owner or occupant that such entry is forbidden; or
(3) remains upon the land of another, after

receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart; or
(3.5) presents false documents or falsely represents

his or her identity orally to the owner or occupant of a building or land in order to obtain permission from the owner or occupant to enter or remain in the building or on the land; or
(4) enters upon one of the following areas in or on

a motor vehicle (including an off‑road vehicle, motorcycle, moped, or any other powered two‑wheel vehicle), after receiving prior to that entry, notice from the owner or occupant that the entry is forbidden or remains upon or in the area after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart: commits a Class B misdemeanor.