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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-11)
    Sec. 11-1-11. Agreement with another entity to enforce traffic ordinances. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population greater than 1,000,000 may enter into an agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority, created under the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, whereby Chicago Transit Authority supervisory employees are empowered to enforce certain traffic ordinances enacted by the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-597.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-12)
    Sec. 11-1-12. Quotas prohibited. A municipality may not require a police officer to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time. This prohibition shall not affect the conditions of any federal or State grants or funds awarded to the municipality and used to fund traffic enforcement programs.
    A municipality may not, for purposes of evaluating a police officer's job performance, compare the number of citations issued by the police officer to the number of citations issued by any other police officer who has similar job duties. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a municipality from evaluating a police officer based on the police officer's points of contact. For the purposes of this Section, "points of contact" means any quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of the police officer's duties, including, but not limited to, the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures. Points of contact shall not include either the issuance of citations or the number of citations issued by a police officer.
    A home rule municipality may not establish requirements for or assess the performance of police officers in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 100-1001, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-13)
    Sec. 11-1-13. Automated external defibrillators. The corporate authorities of each municipality shall, in accordance with the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, ensure that:
        (1) each police department that employs 100 or more
police officers is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator; and
        (2) an adequate number of personnel in each police
department is trained to administer the automated external defibrillator.
(Source: P.A. 99-246, eff. 1-1-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-14)
    Sec. 11-1-14. Mental health specialists; police. The corporate authorities of each municipality which has established a police department shall ensure that mental health resources, including counselors or therapists, are available to that police department's employees, whether through direct employment by that department, contract employment, or other means.
(Source: P.A. 101-375, eff. 8-16-19.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1.5 heading)
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-5. Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Department" means the East St. Louis Police Department, the Peoria Police Department, the Springfield Police Department, or the Waukegan Police Department.
    "Social Worker" means a licensed clinical social worker or licensed social worker, as those terms are defined in the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act.
    "Station adjustment" has the meaning given to that term in Section 1-3 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
    "Unit" means a co-responder unit created under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-10. Establishment; responsibilities; focus.
    (a) Each department shall establish, subject to appropriation, a co-responder unit no later than 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, including the hiring of personnel as provided in this Division.
    (b) Along with the duties described in Sections 11-1.5-15 and 11-1.5-20, the unit's social workers are responsible for conducting follow-up visits for victims who may benefit from mental or behavioral health services. The unit shall utilize community resources, including services provided through the Department of Human Services and social workers in juvenile and adult investigations, to connect individuals with appropriate services.
    (c) The unit's primary area of focus shall be victim assistance.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-15. Duties. The duties of the unit include, but are not limited to:
        (1) Serving as a resource to a department's community
to identify and coordinate the social services available to residents who are victims of criminal acts.
        (2) Networking with area social service agencies to
develop a community-mutual resource system and wrap-around services (a team-based, collaborative case management approach) for victims in need of social service assistance; and fostering relationships with community organizations not limited to area hospitals, school districts, juvenile justice system, and various community groups.
        (3) Employing social workers of the unit who shall:
            (A) Upon request, provide community presentations
on an array of social service topics.
            (B) Assist individuals in diversion from the
criminal justice system by addressing problems or concerns through therapeutic intervention.
            (C) Facilitate follow-up treatment or referral
to the appropriate community resource organization.
            (D) When requested, assist department employees
in securing services for those in need and provide educational information to help the employee better understand the circumstances or the community concern.
            (E) Meet with walk-ins requesting information or
            (F) Protect the interest, confidentiality, and
civil rights of the client.
            (G) Train social work interns who may be working
within the unit.
            (H) Be on-call after regular business hours, as
            (I) Inform clients, prior to providing services
under this Division, what communications are confidential pursuant to applicable provisions of State or federal law, rule, or regulation and what may be shared with the social worker's employer.
            (J) Consult on all cases as needed by the
            (K) Perform other functions as provided in
Section 11-1.5-20 or otherwise needed by a department.
        (4) Employing social workers who shall work with
victims of crimes as follows:
            (A) Review police reports to identify known
victims and contact them to offer direct and referred services.
            (B) Assist victims with filing police reports and
victim compensation forms.
            (C) Provide safety planning services to victims.
            (D) Provide crisis counseling services to victims
and their families.
            (E) Conduct home visits with victims in
conjunction with police backup, when needed.
            (F) Assist victims in obtaining orders of
protection. A social worker, in the performance of his or her duties under this subparagraph, is an advocate, as that term is defined in Section 112A-3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
            (G) Facilitate court advocacy services for
victims, including arranging for transportation to and from court.
            (H) Maintain confidential case files which
include social history, diagnosis, formulation of treatment, and documentation of services.
            (I) Perform miscellaneous personal advocacy tasks
for victims, as needed.
            (J) Oversee activities to ensure those victims
with the most urgent needs are given the highest priority for services.
            (K) Provide status updates on the progress of a
victim's case.
        (5) Adhering to and understanding the applicable
policies, procedures, and orders of a department.
        (6) Attaining department-established unit goals.
        (7) Maintaining a positive relationship with
co-workers, as well as the investigators from area police departments and facilitating the exchange of information and resources pertaining to investigations that would not violate confidentiality as protected pursuant to applicable provisions of State or federal law, rule, or regulation.
        (8) Keeping informed on crime trends within the City.
        (9) Remaining obedient and responsive to all lawful
verbal and written orders issued by superiors.
        (10) Completing police reports and other required
        (11) Performing such other duties as may be required
by State law, city ordinance, and department policy or as may be assigned by a sworn supervisor.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-20. Social workers.
    (a) Unit social workers may be referred to as victim service specialists. Social workers are responsible for working as a team to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and ongoing emotional support to the victims of all crimes, with extra attention to crimes that cause a high level of victim trauma.
    (b) Unit social workers involved in a case under adult investigations may perform the following responsibilities:
        (1) Working with domestic violence investigators.
        (2) Assisting victims with finding safe housing,
transportation, and legal assistance.
        (3) Providing other needed resources for victims and
their families, including working with children who witness or experience domestic violence.
        (4) Assisting victims and their children in setting
up counseling.
        (5) Helping reduce victims' chances of reentry into
violent situations.
    (c) Unit social workers involved in a case under juvenile investigations may perform the following responsibilities:
        (1) Working with families that have habitual runaways
and determining why the juveniles keep running away.
        (2) Providing services to families where there have
been domestic disturbances between the juveniles and their parents.
        (3) Providing resources for parents to help their
children who are struggling in school or need transportation to school.
        (4) Providing guidance and advice to the families of
a juvenile who has been arrested and what the next steps and options are in the process.
        (5) Assisting a juvenile with station adjustments and
creating a station adjustment program in a department.
        (6) Providing services to juvenile victims and
families where the Department of Children and Family Services either did not get involved or did not provide services.
        (7) Assisting with overcoming feuds between groups of
        (8) Assisting in instances where the families are not
cooperative with police.
        (9) Discussing with families and juveniles options
and solutions to prevent future arrest.
        (10) Maintaining a list of families in need that the
unit or department have had contact with for department or city special events.
        (11) Helping facilitate or assist a department in
community-oriented events, such as setting up an event where officers or unit personnel read books with younger children, talking about cyber crimes and social media, or having an officer or unit personnel visit a school for other activities.
        (12) Helping reduce juvenile recidivism.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-25. Training. All unit employees shall be trained in crisis intervention and integrating communications, assessment and tactics. Integrating communications, assessment, and tactics training shall be designed for situations involving persons who are unarmed or are armed with weapons and who may be experiencing a mental health or other crisis. The training shall incorporate different skill sets into a unified training approach that emphasizes scenario-based exercises, as well as lecture and case study opportunities.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-30

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-30. Privileged or confidential communications. Nothing contained in this Division shall be construed to impair or limit the confidentiality of communications otherwise protected by law as privileged or confidential, including, but not limited to, information communicated in confidence to a social worker or social work intern who works under the direct supervision of a social worker. No social worker shall be subjected to adverse employment action, the threat of adverse employment action, or any manner of discrimination because the employee is acting or has acted to protect communications as privileged or confidential pursuant to applicable provisions of State or federal law, rule, or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-99

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1.5-99)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 11-1.5-99. Repeal. This Division is repealed January 1, 2029.
(Source: P.A. 102-756, eff. 5-10-22.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 3

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 3 heading)