(50 ILCS 725/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 2552)
For the purposes of this Act, unless clearly required otherwise,
the terms defined in this Section have the meaning ascribed herein:
(a) "Officer" means any peace officer, as defined by Section 2-13 of the
Criminal Code of 2012, who is employed by
any unit of local government or a State college or university, including
supervisory and command personnel,
and any pay-grade investigator for the Secretary of State as
defined in Section 14-110 of the Illinois Pension Code, including
Secretary of State sergeants, lieutenants, commanders, and investigator
trainees. The term does not include crossing guards, parking enforcement
personnel, traffic wardens or employees of any State's Attorney's office.
(b) "Informal inquiry" means a meeting by supervisory or command personnel
with an officer upon whom an allegation of misconduct has come to the attention
of such supervisory or command personnel, the purpose of which meeting is
to mediate a citizen complaint or discuss the facts to determine whether
a formal investigation should be commenced.
(c) "Formal investigation" means the process of investigation ordered
by a commanding officer during which the questioning of an officer is intended
to gather evidence of misconduct which may be the basis for filing charges
seeking his or her removal, discharge or suspension in excess of 3 days.
(d) "Interrogation" means the questioning of an officer pursuant to
the formal investigation procedures of the respective State agency or local
governmental unit in connection with an alleged violation of such agency's
or unit's rules which may be the basis for filing charges seeking his or
her suspension, removal, or discharge. The term does not include
questioning (1) as part of an informal inquiry or (2) relating to minor
infractions of agency rules which may be noted on the officer's record but
which may not in themselves result in removal, discharge or suspension in
excess of 3 days.
(e) "Administrative proceeding" means any non-judicial hearing which is
authorized to recommend, approve or order the suspension, removal, or
discharge of an officer.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)