(20 ILCS 2605/2605-605)
Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force.
The Director of the Illinois State Police shall establish a statewide multi-jurisdictional Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force led by the Illinois State Police dedicated to combating gun violence, gun-trafficking, and other violent crime with the primary mission of preservation of life and reducing the occurrence and the fear of crime. The objectives of the Task Force shall include, but not be limited to, reducing and preventing illegal possession and use of firearms, firearm-related homicides, and other violent crimes, and solving firearm-related crimes.
(1) The Task Force may develop and acquire information, training, tools, and resources necessary to implement a data-driven approach to policing, with an emphasis on intelligence development.
(2) The Task Force may utilize information sharing, partnerships, crime analysis, and evidence-based practices to assist in the reduction of firearm-related shootings, homicides, and gun-trafficking, including, but not limited to, ballistic data, eTrace data, DNA evidence, latent fingerprints, firearm training data, and National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) data. The Task Force may design a model crime gun intelligence strategy which may include, but is not limited to, comprehensive collection and documentation of all ballistic evidence, timely transfer of NIBIN and eTrace leads to an intelligence center, which may include the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Illinois State Police, timely dissemination of intelligence to investigators, investigative follow-up, and coordinated prosecution.
(3) The Task Force may recognize and utilize best practices of community policing and may develop potential partnerships with faith-based and community organizations to achieve its goals.
(4) The Task Force may identify and utilize best practices in drug-diversion programs and other community-based services to redirect low-level offenders.
(5) The Task Force may assist in violence suppression strategies including, but not limited to, details in identified locations that have shown to be the most prone to gun violence and violent crime, focused deterrence against violent gangs and groups considered responsible for the violence in communities, and other intelligence driven methods deemed necessary to interrupt cycles of violence or prevent retaliation.
(6) In consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer, the Illinois State Police may obtain contracts for software, commodities, resources, and equipment to assist the Task Force with achieving this Act. Any contracts necessary to support the delivery of necessary software, commodities, resources, and equipment are not subject to the Illinois Procurement Code, except for Sections 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of that Code, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer may, in writing with justification, waive any certification required under Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(7) The Task Force shall conduct enforcement operations
against persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards
have been revoked or suspended and persons who fail to comply
with the requirements of Section 9.5 of the Firearm Owners
Identification Card Act, prioritizing individuals presenting a
clear and present danger to themselves or to others under
paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of Section 8.1 of the Firearm
Owners Identification Card Act.
(8) The Task Force shall collaborate with local law
enforcement agencies to enforce provisions of the Firearm
Owners Identification Card Act, the Firearm Concealed Carry
Act, the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, and Article
24 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(9) To implement this Section, the Director of the
Illinois State Police may establish intergovernmental
agreements with law enforcement agencies in accordance with the
Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
(10) Law enforcement agencies that participate in
activities described in paragraphs (7) through (9) may apply
to the Illinois State Police for grants from the State Police
Revocation Enforcement Fund.
(Source: P.A. 102-237, eff. 1-1-22; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)