The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police says a proposal by state lawmakers to license officers seems redundant.
Some Chicago Democrats are pushing for a way to license police officers, like the state does for lawyers or even hairdressers.
Keith Turney is with the Illinois police union. He says he’s not opposed to licenses, but there’s already a certification process for cops in the state.
“So, you know, maybe to save a lot of anguish and of course tax money, is maybe we just look at beefing up the certification in some way versus licensing,” Turney said.