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(20 ILCS 2615/) State Police Radio Act.

20 ILCS 2615/0.01

    (20 ILCS 2615/0.01) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.20)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State Police Radio Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

20 ILCS 2615/1

    (20 ILCS 2615/1) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.21)
    Sec. 1. The Department of State Police is authorized to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire and operate one or more radio broadcasting stations in the State to be used for police purposes only. Such radio stations shall broadcast all police dispatches and reports submitted to them which pertain to the apprehension of criminals, the prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order in order to assist peace officers more effectively to discharge their duties.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

20 ILCS 2615/2

    (20 ILCS 2615/2) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.22)
    Sec. 2. The Department of State Police, the county board of any county, the city council of any city and the board of trustees of any village or incorporated town are authorized to purchase or acquire and furnish radio receiving sets to all peace officers under their jurisdiction. These radio receiving sets shall only be used by such officers in the performance of their duties as police officers in this State and shall always be set and in readiness to receive any report or message that may be broadcasted from any radio broadcasting station operated by the Department of State Police under this Act. Every police officer receiving a radio set shall make a report to the Department of State Police at such times and containing such information as the Department may require.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

20 ILCS 2615/3

    (20 ILCS 2615/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.23)
    Sec. 3. Every telegraph and telephone company operating in the State shall give priority to all messages or calls directed to the broadcasting station established under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1931, p. 460.)

20 ILCS 2615/5

    (20 ILCS 2615/5) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.25)
    Sec. 5. Any telegraph or telephone operator who fails to give priority to messages or calls as provided in section 3 of this Act or any person who installs or uses a short wave length radio receiving set in any automobile contrary to the provisions in section 4 of this Act or who wilfully makes any false, misleading or unfounded report to any broadcasting station established under this act for the purpose of interfering with the operation thereof or with the intention of misleading any officer of this State, shall be deemed guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2241.)

20 ILCS 2615/6

    (20 ILCS 2615/6) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.26)
    Sec. 6. The Department of State Police is authorized to use any money appropriated to it for the purpose of patrolling and policing the public highways in carrying out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

20 ILCS 2615/10

    (20 ILCS 2615/10)
    Sec. 10. Public safety radio interoperability. Upon their establishment and thereafter, the Director of State Police, or his or her designee, shall serve as the chairman of the Illinois Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) and as the chairman of the STARCOM21 Oversight Committee. The Director, as chairman, may increase the size and makeup of the voting membership of each committee when deemed necessary for improved public safety radio interoperability, but the voting membership of each committee must represent public safety users (police, fire, or EMS) and must, at a minimum, include the representatives specified in this Section. The STARCOM21 Oversight Committee must comprise public safety users accessing the system. The SIEC shall have at a minimum one representative from each of the following: the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, the Rural Fire Protection Association, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Public Health, and the Secretary of State Police (which representative shall be the Director of the Secretary of State Police or his or her designee).
(Source: P.A. 94-1005, eff. 7-3-06.)

20 ILCS 2615/12

    (20 ILCS 2615/12)
    Sec. 12. Use of public safety radio system by unauthorized radios.
    (a) Radio access to the public safety radio system within the State may only be accomplished upon receipt of written authorization granted by the appropriately licensed authority. No person shall gain access to, or the ability to transmit on, a public safety radio system (i) by changing, or causing to be changed, the hardware, firmware, or software of a radio unit causing it to duplicate the identity of a radio unit operating on the system with proper authority or (ii) by cloning.
    (b) Unauthorized access to the State's radio system in violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1236, eff. 7-23-10.)