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Public Act 095-0171


 

Public Act 0171 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 095-0171
 
HB3454 Enrolled LRB095 09846 HLH 30057 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
changing Section 7 as follows:
 
    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
include but not be limited to the following:
    a. The curriculum for probationary police officers which
shall be offered by all certified schools shall include but not
be limited to courses of arrest, search and seizure, civil
rights, human relations, cultural diversity, including racial
and ethnic sensitivity, criminal law, law of criminal
procedure, vehicle and traffic law including uniform and
non-discriminatory enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
traffic control and accident investigation, techniques of
obtaining physical evidence, court testimonies, statements,
reports, firearms training, first-aid (including
cardiopulmonary resuscitation), handling of juvenile
offenders, recognition of mental conditions which require
immediate assistance and methods to safeguard and provide
assistance to a person in need of mental treatment, law of
evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with
an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
training in techniques for immediate response to and
investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
assault of adults and children. The curriculum shall also
include a block of instruction aimed at identifying and
interacting with persons with autism and other developmental
disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes against
persons with autism, and addressing the unique challenges
presented by cases involving victims or witnesses with autism
and other developmental disabilities. The curriculum for
permanent police officers shall include but not be limited to
(1) refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any
of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
subjects and fields to be selected by the board.
    b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements and
equipment requirements.
    c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
    d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
before being eligible for permanent employment as a local law
enforcement officer for a participating local governmental
agency. Those requirements shall include training in first aid
(including cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
    e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
probationary county corrections officer must satisfactorily
complete before being eligible for permanent employment as a
county corrections officer for a participating local
governmental agency.
    f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
complete before being eligible for permanent employment as a
court security officer for a participating local governmental
agency. The Board shall establish those training requirements
which it considers appropriate for court security officers and
shall certify schools to conduct that training.
    A person hired to serve as a court security officer must
obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to his or her
successful completion of the training course; (ii) attesting to
his or her satisfactory completion of a training program of
similar content and number of hours that has been found
acceptable by the Board under the provisions of this Act; or
(iii) attesting to the Board's determination that the training
course is unnecessary because of the person's extensive prior
law enforcement experience.
    Individuals who currently serve as court security officers
shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in that capacity
so long as they are certified as provided by this Act within 24
months of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996.
Failure to be so certified, absent a waiver from the Board,
shall cause the officer to forfeit his or her position.
    All individuals hired as court security officers on or
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall
be certified within 12 months of the date of their hire, unless
a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or they shall forfeit
their positions.
    The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
applications to become court security officers and who meet the
eligibility requirements established under this Act. Either
the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's Office if no
Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall establish a schedule
of reasonable intervals for verification of the applicants'
qualifications under this Act and as established by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 93-209, eff. 7-18-03.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008