Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that law enforcement officers, in an effort to assist the Department of Children and Family Services in child protective investigations in its response to reports of child abuse or neglect, must, upon request of a child protection investigator, accompany the child protection investigator. Provides that it is the responsibility of the accompanying officer to accompany the child protection investigator to any other police jurisdiction that is outside the accompanying officer's primary jurisdiction. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Counties Code, and the Illinois Municipal Code making conforming changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Permits a child protective investigator of a Child Protective Service Unit to request assistance from local law enforcement officers, to be provided at a mutually available time, if the child protective investigator is (i) unable to obtain assistance from other unit members when responding to a high-risk report of child abuse or neglect and (ii) has a reasonable belief or suspicion that a subject named in the report has the potential for violence. Provides that law enforcement officers shall, upon request, make all reasonable efforts to assist the child protective investigator in receiving law enforcement assistance from any other police jurisdiction that is outside the accompanying officers' primary jurisdiction. Effective immediately.