On July 17, 2019, Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim hosted a seminar to police executives and police supervisors to better understand the Firearms Restraining Order Law (FRO), which went into effect on January 1, 2019.
Numerous members of area law-enforcement attended and were provided information regarding:
What is an FRO
How does an FRO work
Who can petition for an FRO
What happens once an FRO is issued
Q&A on the FRO law from area experts
Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said, “We look forward to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure proper implementation of this important tool to enhance community safety.”
Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said, “We see time and time again the devastation which occurs from mass shootings across our Country. We as a society need to work together to keep firearms out of the hands of violent people, those with mental illness, and those who are not legally allowed to possess them. We at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will do everything we possibly can to keep our communities safe from violence, and this training session helped provide essential knowledge to area law-enforcement.”
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office are committed to working collaboratively to keep our community safe.