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  • policedog 080618SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) passed a new law to provide greater safety protections to police dogs.

    House Bill 1671, signed by the governor last week, creates the Police Service Dog Protection Act. It requires a vehicle transporting a police dog to be equipped with a heat sensor that remotely alerts law enforcement if the vehicle reaches 85 degrees. Vehicles will also be equipped with a safety mechanism to lower the temperature.

  • policedog 080618VILLA PARK – A new Illinois law will provide greater safety for police dogs thanks to State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park).

    Cullerton sponsored House Bill 1671, known as the Police Dog Service Protection Act, to add several statutory protections for police dogs. It was signed into law Friday.

    “Taking care of our police dogs is a sign of humanity and an investment in our public safety needs.” Cullerton said. “This new law will institute precautions to keep these valuable assets to our police force safe.”