IL Parole Agent Concealed CarryIPACC
840 S. Spring, Suite B
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Phone: 217-726-9537
 Fax: 217-726-9539
Email: ipacc@letac.org


Hours:
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday


POLICY
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Illinois Recognized Concealed Carry


Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission, MTU #10


IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board



The Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board's Policy on Parole Agent & Supervisor Concealed Carry:


All parole agents and parole supervisors who want to carry an off duty firearm, pursuant to Public Act 96-0230, shall "be certified as having successfully completing" the mandatory firearms training course conducted by the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in order to carry a personal weapon off duty. Both parole agents and parole supervisors shall re-qualify annually at a range certified by the Board. The initial certification and subsequent annual re-qualification shall be the same training requirements as are required for peace officers under the Peace Officer Firearms Training Act. Parole agents and parole supervisors who have successfully completed the Board's mandated Firearms Training course and received the Mandatory Firearms Training certificate shall be deemed to have met the initial certification requirement and will not be required to take the 40 hour Mandatory Firearms Training course again.

You may view and print the text of PA 96-0230 here:
 Illinois Public Act 96-0230


APPLICATION

PROCEDURE:

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As of January 1, 2010, Illinois Department of Corrections Parole Agents and Parole Supervisors are now eligible to apply for a certification permit to carry a personally owned concealed firearm during off-duty hours.  



First Time Applicants

In order to begin the certification process, you may download the initial IPACC application packet here:  IPACC Application Packet for First Time Applicants.

The packet consists of three forms: Application (Form 1), Employment Eligibility Verification (Form 2), and Weapon Registration Form.  Form 1 and 2
need to be completed in full, signed and mailed to the IPACC office.  The Weapon Registration Form needs to be completed and sent to the Illinois State Police Academy at the address listed.

In addition to the application forms in the packet, you are required to send the following:

1.)
A photocopy of your valid Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.


2.) Non-refundable application fee of $75 for one weapon type (revolver or semi-automatic), or $100 for both.  Please include check or money order, made payable to: Illinois Recognized Concealed Carry or IPACC.  DO NOT SEND CASH.  Application fee is non-refundable, should the applicant fail to meet the weapons certification.  

3.) Please provide a photo for your permit.  A physical copy may be included with your application, or a digital photo may be emailed to jennette@letac.org.  When emailing please include your name in the subject line.




Renewal Applicants

You may download the IPACC Renewal application packet here: IPACC Renewal Application Packet.

The packet consists of three forms: Application (Form A), Employment Eligibility Verification (Form B), and Weapon Registration Form.  Form A and B need to be completed in full, signed and mailed to the IPACC office.  The Weapon Registration Form needs to be completed and sent to the Illinois State Police Academy at the address listed.

In addition to the application forms in the packet, you are required to send the following:

1.)
A photocopy of your valid Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.


2.) Non-refundable application fee of $75 for one weapon type (revolver or semi-automatic), or $100 for both.  Please include check or money order, made payable to: Illinois Recognized Concealed Carry or IPACC.  DO NOT SEND CASH.  Application fee is non-refundable, should the applicant fail to meet the weapons certification.  


Please note, a photo is not required for Renewal Applicants.  We will continue to use the photo that was included with your original application. If you would like to change the photo, simply include a new photo with your renewal application.  


IMPORTANT
FACTS
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SAMPLE CERTIFICATION CARD:

Front of the Card
Back of Card

The certification cards are made of rigid plastic to  withstand wear and tear.  They also contain several security features to help prevent illegal duplication.


If the application is incomplete, or any required documentation is missing, the entire application will be returned to you.

Your concealed carry permit will be valid for one year from the date of issuance. Two months prior to the expiration date of the card, you will be mailed a letter with annual firearms qualification and permit renewal instructions.  (Therefore, it is important that you notify this office if your contact information changes.)

The parole agent or parole supervisor shall purchase his/her off duty firearm at his/her own expense, and shall register that firearm with the IL Department of State Police and with any other local law enforcement agencies that require such registration.

You are only certified to carry your personally owned weapon registered with the IL Department of State Police.  You may not carry your Illinois Department of Corrections State issued firearm while off-duty. Violation will subject you to disciplinary action by Illinois Department of Corrections.

If you are discharged from employment at Illinois Department of Corrections, you shall no longer be considered a law enforcement official, and all your rights as a law enforcement official shall be revoked immediately, including your right to carry a concealed weapon under
Public Act 96-0230.

Administrative Rules are currently being written.  They will be posted here when complete. Please check back for updates.

March 28, 2011