(20 ILCS 2605/2605-35)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-3)
Division of Operations (formerly Criminal
(a) The Division of Operations shall exercise
the following functions and those in Section 2605-30:
(1) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by
law in the Department by the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
(2) Investigate the origins, activities, personnel,
and incidents of crime and enforce the criminal laws of this State related thereto.
(3) Enforce all laws regulating the production, sale,
prescribing, manufacturing, administering, transporting, having in possession, dispensing, delivering, distributing, or use of controlled substances and cannabis.
(4) Cooperate with the police of cities, villages,
and incorporated towns and with the police officers of any county in enforcing the laws of the State and in making arrests and recovering property.
(5) Apprehend and deliver up any person charged in
this State or any other state with treason or a felony or other crime who has fled from justice and is found in this State.
(6) Investigate recipients and providers under the
Illinois Public Aid Code and any personnel involved in the administration of the Code who are suspected of any violation of the Code pertaining to fraud in the administration, receipt, or provision of assistance and pertaining to any violation of criminal law; and exercise the functions required under Section 2605-220 in the conduct of those investigations.
(7) Conduct other investigations as provided by law.
(8) Exercise the powers and perform the duties that
have been vested in the Department by the Sex Offender Registration Act and the Sex Offender Community Notification Law; and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations necessitated thereby.
(9) Exercise other duties that may be assigned by the
Director in order to fulfill the responsibilities and achieve the purposes of the Department.
(b) There is hereby established in the Division of Operations the Office of Coordination of Gang Prevention, hereafter
referred to as the Office.
The Office shall consult with units of local government and school
districts to assist them in gang control activities and to administer a
system of grants to units of local government and school districts that,
upon application, have demonstrated a workable plan to reduce gang activity
in their area. The grants shall not include reimbursement for personnel,
nor shall they exceed 75% of the total request by any applicant. The grants
may be calculated on a proportional basis, determined by funds available to the
Department for this purpose. The Department has the authority to promulgate
appropriate rules and regulations to administer this program.
The Office shall establish mobile units of trained personnel to
respond to gang activities.
The Office shall also consult with and use the services of religious
leaders and other celebrities to assist in gang control activities.
The Office may sponsor seminars, conferences, or any other educational
activity to assist communities in their gang crime control activities.
(Source: P.A. 94-945, eff. 6-27-06.)