Public Safety Services Command
The Firearms Services Bureau, through its FOID Program, determines the eligibility of applicants who wish to acquire, possess, or transfer firearms. The Bureau also administers the state’s Concealed Carry Licensing program. Through the Firearms Transfer Inquiry Program, federally licensed gun dealers are able to perform checks on potential buyers at the point of purchase. The Bureau also monitors and ensures those with a Federal Firearms License adhere to the Gun Dealer Licensing Act.
The Regulatory Services Bureau consists of the Offender Registration Unit and the Cannabis Control Office. The Offender Registration Unit administers the mandates of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, Illinois Sex Offender Community Notification Act and Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act. The Unit provides assistance to criminal justice entities and maintains public websites for the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry. The Cannabis Control Office (CCO) provides oversight for the Cannabis Industry in the State of Illinois. The CCO performs security plan reviews for cultivation centers, dispensaries, craft grows, infusers and cannabis transportation entities. Furthermore, the CCO conducts monthly compliance inspections for all dispensaries, cultivation centers, craft grows, infusers and cannabis transportation entities. The CCO works to ensure all cannabis is properly regulated as provided by law and administrative rule. The CCO also provides support for criminal investigations related to illegal cannabis.