Officers Train For Concealed Carry Scenarios

Nov 29, 2013

Law enforcement is preparing for implementation of Illinois' concealed carry law. Permits won't be issued until the spring. But police officers will be getting caught up to speed on how to deal with concealed-carry scenarios.

Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble says the state has done a great job in providing information. But he says he would like to see a provision requiring permit holders to notify an officer they are carrying a gun, especially during traffic stops. He says they'll keep pushing for that change. Until then, Noble says, law enforcement will have to rely on the public to be forthcoming.

Meanwhile, a new video is being issued to help train officers. It's being issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board.