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(30 ILCS 715/3)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1703)
A Metropolitan Enforcement Group which meets the minimum
criteria established in this Section is eligible to receive State grants
to help defray the costs of operation. To be eligible a MEG must:
(1) Be established and operating pursuant to
intergovernmental contracts written and executed in conformity with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, and involve 2 or more units of local government.
(2) Establish a MEG Policy Board composed of an
elected official, or his designee, and the chief law enforcement officer, or his designee, from each participating unit of local government to oversee the operations of the MEG and make such reports to the Department of State Police as the Department may require.
(3) Designate a single appropriate elected official
of a participating unit of local government to act as the financial officer of the MEG for all participating units of local government and to receive funds for the operation of the MEG.
(4) Limit its operations to enforcement of drug laws;
enforcement of Sections 24-2.1, 24-2.2, 24-3, 24-3.1, 24-3.3, 24-3.4, 24-4, and 24-5 and subsections 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(6), 24-1(a)(7), 24-1(a)(9), 24-1(a)(10), and 24-1(c) of the Criminal Code of 2012; and the investigation of streetgang related offenses.
(5) Cooperate with the Department of State Police in
order to assure compliance with this Act and to enable the Department to fulfill its duties under this Act, and supply the Department with all information the Department deems necessary therefor.
(6) Receive funding of at least 50% of the total
operating budget of the MEG from the participating units of local government.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)