Property Rights Law – Law Enforcement Authority, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

Property Rights Law – Law Enforcement Authority, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

12-04-2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

Property Rights Law – Law Enforcement Authority

Instructor: Don Hays, Illinois Prosecutor Services

December 4, 2023

1pm – 5pm

Class will meet at: CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar Hall P101, Peoria, IL

Enrollment Deadline: November 17, 2023

Course Size:  Minimum – 15 Maximum – 64

Course Objective

This presentation will deal with the current status of Property Rights Law in Illinois with respect to the duty and authority of Law Enforcement Officers in such cases.  The law concerning the legal rights and duties of owners and occupiers of property in Illinois will be identified and the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act will be analyzed.  The duties and authorities of Illinois Law Enforcement Officers will be identified and discussed with particular attention paid to the explicit and/or implied limits placed upon those duties and authorities by Illinois Statutory and Caselaw concerning entry and enforcement rights by law enforcement Officers with respect to property.

Course Content

Topics such as Crisis Intervention, Incident De-escalation, and Dispute Resolution will be discussed and recent statutory changes and recently published case law will used to illustrate the status of Illinois law with respect to Property Rights law and Landlord/Tenant Law concerning such topics such as Search and Seizure authority and potential Illinois and Federal Law Enforcement liability.  Examples of topics to be analyzed are: Law Enforcement Duties and Limitations in Foreclosure/Eviction situations; Allegations of Criminal Trespass in Landlord/Tenant situations, Law Enforcement Duties and Limitations of Repossession situations; and Law Enforcement Authority with respect to entry upon or seizure of real or person property.

 About the Instructor

Don Hays – Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Twenty-five years’ experience in training State’s Attorneys and Law Enforcement Officers in various areas of the law. Instructor at the Lincoln Land Police Training Institute for five years. Subjects: Arrest, Search and Seizure; Criminal Justice Legislation; Evidence Law; the Controlled Substances and Cannabis Control Acts. Instructor for numerous police training organizations training Law Enforcement Officers on numerous topics related to law enforcement.  Produced and presented numerous training presentations for State’s Attorneys. An approved presenter of numerous M-CLE General Law and Ethics presentations for the Office of the Appellate Prosecutor.


Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: 4 hours – Legal Updates

Property Rights Law – Law Enforcement Authority, CIPTC, Peoria, IL