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Public Act 101-0215


 

Public Act 0215 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0215
 
HB2767 EnrolledLRB101 08921 SLF 54011 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 and by adding Section 10.23 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 procedural
    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
    and proper use of law enforcement authority, 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, training in the use of electronic
    control devices, including the psychological and
    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
    elderly, 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, including cultural perceptions and common myths
    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers,
    including recognizing signs and symptoms of work-related
    cumulative stress, issues that may lead to suicide, and
    solutions for intervention with peer support resources.
    The curriculum shall also include a block of instruction
    aimed at identifying and interacting with persons with
    autism and other developmental or physical 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. The training in the use of electronic control
    devices shall be conducted for probationary police
    officers, including University police officers.
        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 June 1, 1997 (the effective
    date of Public Act 89-685). 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 June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
    89-685) 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.
        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
    response, officer wellness, and cultural competency.
        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
    use of force training which shall include scenario based
    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
 
    (50 ILCS 705/10.23 new)
    Sec. 10.23. Officer wellness and suicide prevention. The
Board shall create, develop, or approve an in-service course
addressing issues of officer wellness and suicide prevention.
The course shall include instruction on job-related stress
management techniques, skills for recognizing signs and
symptoms of work-related cumulative stress, recognition of
other issues that may lead to officer suicide, solutions for
intervention, and a presentation on available peer support
resources.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020