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Full Text of HB2767  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Section 7 and by adding Section 10.23 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
7    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
8adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
9include, but not be limited to, the following:
10        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
11    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
12    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
13    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
14    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
15    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
16    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
17    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
18    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
19    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
20    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
21    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
22    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
23    firearms training, training in the use of electronic



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1    control devices, including the psychological and
2    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
3    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
4    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
5    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
6    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
7    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
8    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
9    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
10    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
11    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
12    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
13    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
14    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
15    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
16    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
17    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
18    shall include specific training in techniques for
19    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
20    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
21    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
22    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
23    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
24    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
25    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
26    effective communication at the initial contact with crime



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1    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
2    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
3    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
4    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
5    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
6    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers,
7    including recognizing signs and symptoms of work-related
8    cumulative stress, issues that may lead to suicide, and
9    solutions for intervention with peer support resources.
10    The curriculum shall also include a block of instruction
11    aimed at identifying and interacting with persons with
12    autism and other developmental or physical disabilities,
13    reducing barriers to reporting crimes against persons with
14    autism, and addressing the unique challenges presented by
15    cases involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
16    developmental disabilities. The curriculum for permanent
17    police officers shall include, but not be limited to: (1)
18    refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
19    listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in
20    any of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3)
21    training for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized
22    training in subjects and fields to be selected by the
23    board. The training in the use of electronic control
24    devices shall be conducted for probationary police
25    officers, including University police officers.
26        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements



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1    and equipment requirements.
2        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
3        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
4    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
5    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
6    law enforcement officer for a participating local
7    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
8    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
9    resuscitation).
10        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
11    probationary county corrections officer must
12    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
13    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
14    participating local governmental agency.
15        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
16    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
17    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
18    a court security officer for a participating local
19    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
20    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
21    court security officers and shall certify schools to
22    conduct that training.
23        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
24    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
25    his or her successful completion of the training course;
26    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a



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1    training program of similar content and number of hours
2    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
3    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
4    determination that the training course is unnecessary
5    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
6    experience.
7        Individuals who currently serve as court security
8    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
9    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
10    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
11    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
12    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
13    forfeit his or her position.
14        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
15    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
16    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
17    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
18    or they shall forfeit their positions.
19        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
20    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
21    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
22    applications to become court security officers and who meet
23    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
24    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
25    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
26    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for



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1    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
2    Act and as established by the Board.
3        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
4    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
5    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
6    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
7    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
8    response, officer wellness, and cultural competency.
9        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
10    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
11    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
12    use of force training which shall include scenario based
13    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
14(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
15eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
16100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
178-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
18    (50 ILCS 705/10.23 new)
19    Sec. 10.23. Officer wellness and suicide prevention. The
20Board shall create, develop, or approve an in-service course
21addressing issues of officer wellness and suicide prevention.
22The course shall include instruction on job-related stress
23management techniques, skills for recognizing signs and
24symptoms of work-related cumulative stress, recognition of
25other issues that may lead to officer suicide, solutions for



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1intervention, and a presentation on available peer support