ISP announces improvements to the enforcement of existing gun laws

ISP announces improvements to the enforcement of existing gun laws

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Illinois State Police (Source: KFVS) ILLINOIS (KFVS) – The Illinois State Police Director said the state is taking steps to improve the enforcement of current gun laws. Director Brendan F. Kelly said officials are focusing on the improvement of operations, firearms services processes, and information sharing to aid law enforcement officials statewide with enforcement of Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card revocation laws. To ensure this, Kelly said the ISP Firearms Services Bureau is giving the entire current list of people with revoked FOID cards to every District and Zone Commander within the ISP. The Firearm Services Bureau has also been directed to share FOID card revocation data and FTIP data with the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC) to be given to state and local law enforcement. Kelly said the Bureau has been directed to require its IT vendor to modify the secure law enforcement web portal to include a FOID revocation list accessible at all times to all Illinois law enforcement with a mechanism to log each agency’s date of access. The Department is working with partners on the federal level to learn the scope of criminal cases that may have a federal identification number associated with a fingerprint record, but no correlating state identification number for Illinois, Kelly said. Officials are also working with state entities like the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) to determine if funding to law enforcement agencies and courts can be tied to substantial compliance with criminal record submission requirements. Director Kelly […]

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