Brent Fischer, Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
SRO – IMPORTANT UPDATES

-          On-Line Juvenile Update: In the course of reviewing program and waiver applications, we noted that several officers would be eligible for the Board’s SRO waiver if they simply had an update course in Juvenile Law. For your information, an online Juvenile Law update course is now available through the Executive Institute. To learn more or register, please click here.

 

-          January 1, 2021 Deadline: Section 10-20.68 of the School Code requires any officer who has been primarily assigned to a school or school district under an agreement with a local law enforcement agency to obtain a special SRO certificate from the Board beginning January 1, 2021. Unfortunately, the Board cannot issue any extensions of this deadline – doing so would require a statutory change and there is currently no opportunity for the General Assembly to address this issue in the remainder of this year. We have put or contacts on notice that an extension may be requested into the new year. In the meantime, we are working with trainers and facilities to conduct the needed coursework as soon as possible within the COVID restrictions. As the underlying requirement rests within the School Code, any concerns or comments from an employing agency about this deadline should be directed to the local school district.