Kankakee County, IL – During Wednesday’s meeting of the Kankakee County Board’s Criminal Justice Committee, Sheriff Mike Downey addressed concerns regarding a new bill allowing non-U.S. citizens to serve in law enforcement.
According to Sheriff Downey, a significant challenge posed by the law is the restriction on non-citizens carrying firearms. He also highlighted potential issues with non-U.S. citizens arresting American citizens. The legislation grants municipalities the option to refrain from hiring non-citizens as law enforcement officers.
Sheriff Downey stated that he currently has no plans to employ non-U.S. citizens in the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.