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(20 ILCS 2605/2605-200)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a in part)
Investigations of crime; enforcement of laws; records; crime laboratories; personnel.
(a) To do the following:
(1) Investigate the origins, activities, personnel,
and incidents of crime and the ways and means to redress the victims of crimes; study the impact, if any, of legislation relative to the effusion of crime and growing crime rates; and enforce the criminal laws of this State related thereto.
(2) Enforce all laws regulating the production, sale,
prescribing, manufacturing, administering, transporting, having in possession, dispensing, delivering, distributing, or use of controlled substances and cannabis.
(3) Employ skilled experts, scientists, technicians,
investigators, or otherwise specially qualified persons to aid in preventing or detecting crime, apprehending criminals, or preparing and presenting evidence of violations of the criminal laws of the State.
(4) Cooperate with the police of cities, villages,
and incorporated towns and with the police officers of any county in enforcing the laws of the State and in making arrests and recovering property.
(5) Apprehend and deliver up any person charged in
this State or any other state of the United States with treason or a felony or other crime who has fled from justice and is found in this State.
(6) Conduct other investigations as
provided by law.
(7) Be a central repository and custodian of criminal
statistics for the State.
(8) Be a central repository for criminal history
(9) Procure and file for record information that is
necessary and helpful to plan programs of crime prevention, law enforcement, and criminal justice.
(10) Procure and file for record copies of
fingerprints that may be required by law.
(11) Establish general and field crime laboratories.
(12) Register and file for record information that
may be required by law for the issuance of firearm owner's identification cards under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and concealed carry licenses under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
(13) Employ laboratory technicians and other
specially qualified persons to aid in the identification of criminal activity and the identification, collection, and recovery of cyber forensics, including but not limited to digital evidence, and may employ polygraph operators.
(14) Undertake other identification, information,
laboratory, statistical, or registration activities that may be required by law.
(b) Persons exercising the powers set forth in
subsection (a) within the Illinois State Police
are conservators of the peace and as such have all the powers possessed
by policemen in cities and sheriffs, except that they may exercise those
powers anywhere in the State in cooperation with and after contact with
the local law enforcement officials. Those persons may use false
fictitious names in the performance of their duties under this Section,
upon approval of the Director, and shall not be subject to prosecution
under the criminal laws for that use.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)