Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Provides that in developing arrest procedure policies in domestic violence situations, each law enforcement agency shall (instead of "is encouraged to") consult with community organizations and other law enforcement agencies with expertise in recognizing and handling domestic violence incidents. Provides that in the initial training of new recruits and every 5 years in the continuing education of law enforcement officers, every law enforcement agency shall provide training to aid in understanding the actions of domestic violence victims and abusers and to prevent further victimization of those who have been abused, focusing specifically on looking beyond the physical evidence to the psychology of domestic violence situations, such as the dynamics of the aggressor-victim relationship, separately evaluating claims where both parties claim to be the victim, and long-term effects. Provides that the Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall formulate and administer the training as part of the current programs for both new recruits and active law enforcement officers. Provides that the Board shall formulate the training by July 1, 2017, and implement the training statewide by July 1, 2018. Provides that in formulating the training, the Board shall work with community organizations with expertise in domestic violence to determine which topics to include. Provides that the Illinois Department of State Police shall oversee the implementation and continual administration of the training.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Law Enforcement Training Standards Board (instead of the Illinois Department of State Police) shall oversee the implementation and continual administration of the training.