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Ill. Police Prepare for Concealed Carry

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File photo of a concealed weapons training class for teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) - A curriculum is coming together for police officers in Illinois as they prepare for the legality of concealed carry.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is working with the University of Illinois’ Police Training Institute on the preparations.

Subjects include how to enforce the new law, what to do when people are not following it, and how the law may affect police and public safety.

“When they see weapons on the street with individuals,” says ILETSB executive director Kevin McClain, police must “factor in the new possibility that these individuals may be carrying these weapons with complete authority and the right to do so.”

The curriculum will be part of police academy training in Illinois and will also be available to active officers, with local departments encouraged to get it for their forces.

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