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 Sex 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.