(20 ILCS 2605/2605-580)
Pilot program; Cyber Gang Units.
(a) The Department of State Police shall establish a pilot program from moneys available
under which Cyber Gang Units shall be created in the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Under the pilot program for the operation of Cyber Gang Units, 50% shall be allocated to the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and 50% shall be allocated to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
(b) Under the pilot program, the Cyber Gang Units
shall investigate criminal activities of organized gangs that involve the use of the Internet. For the duration of the pilot program and in accordance with protocols for inter-jurisdictional cooperation established by the Department of State Police, peace officers in each Cyber Gang Unit shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, have extra-jurisdictional authority to conduct investigations and make arrests anywhere in the State of Illinois regarding criminal activities of organized gangs that involve the use of the Internet.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if any criminal statute of this State authorizes the distribution of all or a portion of the proceeds realized from property seized or forfeited under that statute to participating law enforcement agencies or the delivery of property forfeited and
seized under that statute to participating law enforcement agencies, a law enforcement agency in which a Cyber Gang Unit has been created is eligible to receive such a distribution or delivery if that law enforcement agency participated through its Internet Gang Crime Unit, regardless of the jurisdiction in which the seizure or forfeiture occurs.
(d) The Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Cook County Sheriff's Office shall report to the Department of State Police on a quarterly basis on the activities of their Cyber Gang Units in accordance with reporting guidelines established by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall file a consolidated report on a quarterly basis with the General Assembly and the Governor. The Department's
consolidated report may also contain any evaluations or recommendations that the Department deems appropriate.
(e) The pilot program shall terminate on July 1, 2012.
(f) As used in this Section, "organized gang" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-423, eff. 8-24-07; 96-303, eff. 8-11-09.)