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Full Text of HB5098  97th 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 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 which
11shall be offered by all certified schools shall include but not
12be limited to courses of arrest, search and seizure, civil
13rights, human relations, cultural diversity, including racial
14and ethnic sensitivity, criminal law, law of criminal
15procedure, vehicle and traffic law including uniform and
16non-discriminatory enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
17traffic control and accident investigation, techniques of
18obtaining physical evidence, court testimonies, statements,
19reports, firearms training, first-aid (including
20cardiopulmonary resuscitation), handling of juvenile
21offenders, recognition of mental conditions which require
22immediate assistance and methods to safeguard and provide
23assistance to a person in need of mental treatment, recognition



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1of elder abuse and neglect as defined in Section 2 of the Elder
2Abuse and Neglect Act, crimes against the elderly, law of
3evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with
4an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
5physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
6training in techniques for immediate response to and
7investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
8assault of adults and children. The curriculum shall also
9include a block of instruction aimed at identifying and
10interacting with persons with autism and other developmental
11disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes against
12persons with autism, and addressing the unique challenges
13presented by cases involving victims or witnesses with autism
14and other developmental disabilities. The curriculum for
15permanent police officers shall include but not be limited to
16(1) refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
17listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any
18of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
19for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
20subjects and fields to be selected by the board.
21    b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements and
22equipment requirements.
23    c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
24    d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
25probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
26before being eligible for permanent employment as a local law



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1enforcement officer for a participating local governmental
2agency. Those requirements shall include training in first aid
3(including cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
4    e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
5probationary county corrections officer must satisfactorily
6complete before being eligible for permanent employment as a
7county corrections officer for a participating local
8governmental agency.
9    f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
10probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
11complete before being eligible for permanent employment as a
12court security officer for a participating local governmental
13agency. The Board shall establish those training requirements
14which it considers appropriate for court security officers and
15shall certify schools to conduct that training.
16    A person hired to serve as a court security officer must
17obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to his or her
18successful completion of the training course; (ii) attesting to
19his or her satisfactory completion of a training program of
20similar content and number of hours that has been found
21acceptable by the Board under the provisions of this Act; or
22(iii) attesting to the Board's determination that the training
23course is unnecessary because of the person's extensive prior
24law enforcement experience.
25    Individuals who currently serve as court security officers
26shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in that capacity



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1so long as they are certified as provided by this Act within 24
2months of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996.
3Failure to be so certified, absent a waiver from the Board,
4shall cause the officer to forfeit his or her position.
5    All individuals hired as court security officers on or
6after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall
7be certified within 12 months of the date of their hire, unless
8a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or they shall forfeit
9their positions.
10    The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
11Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
12shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
13applications to become court security officers and who meet the
14eligibility requirements established under this Act. Either
15the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's Office if no
16Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall establish a schedule
17of reasonable intervals for verification of the applicants'
18qualifications under this Act and as established by the Board.
19(Source: P.A. 95-171, eff. 1-1-08.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
211, 2013.