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40 ILCS 5/5-214

    (40 ILCS 5/5-214) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-214)
    Sec. 5-214. Credit for other service. Any participant in this fund (other than a member of the fire department of the city) who has rendered service as a member of the police department of the city for a period of 3 years or more is entitled to credit for the various purposes of this Article for service rendered prior to becoming a member or subsequent thereto for the following periods:
        (a) While on leave of absence from the police
department assigned or detailed to investigative, protective, security or police work for the park district of the city, the department of the Port of Chicago or the sanitary district in which the city is located.
        (b) As a temporary police officer in the city or
while serving in the office of the mayor or in the office of the corporation counsel, as a member of the city council of the city, as an employee of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund created by this Article, as the head of an organization whose membership consists of members of the police department, the Public Vehicle License Commission and the board of election commissioners of the city, provided that, in each of these cases and for all periods specified in this item (b), including those beginning before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the police officer is on leave and continues to remain in sworn status, subject to the professional standards of the public employer or those terms established in statute.
        (c) While performing safety or investigative work for
the county in which such city is principally located or for the State of Illinois or for the federal government, on leave of absence from the department of police, or while performing investigative work for the department as a civilian employee of the department.
        (d) While on leave of absence from the police
department of the city and serving as the chief of police of a police department outside the city.
    No credit shall be granted in this fund, however, for this service if the policeman has credit therefor in any other annuity and benefit fund, or unless he contributes to this fund the amount he would have contributed with interest had he remained an active member of the police department in the position he occupied as a result of a civil service competitive examination, certification and appointment by the Civil Service Board; or in the case of a city operating under the provisions of a personnel ordinance the position he occupied as a result of a personnel ordinance competitive examination certification and appointment under the authority of a Municipal Personnel ordinance.
    Concurrently with such contributions, the city shall contribute the amounts provided by this Article. No credit shall be allowed for any period of time for which contributions by the policeman have not been paid. The period of service rendered by such policeman prior to the date he became a member of the police department of the city or while detailed, assigned or on leave of absence and employed in any of the departments set forth hereinabove in this Section for which such policeman has contributed to this fund shall be credited to him as service for all the purposes of this Article, except that he shall not have any of the rights conferred by the provisions of Sections 5-127 and 5-162 of this Article.
    The changes in this Section made by Public Act 86-273 shall apply to members of the fund who have not begun receiving a pension under this Article on August 23, 1989, without regard to whether employment is terminated before that date.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12.)