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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 1. This Act may be referred to as the Officer Greg
5Lindmark Memorial Law.
6    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
7changing Section 7 as follows:
8    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
9    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
10adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
11include but not be limited to the following:
12        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
13    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
14    include but not be limited to courses of procedural
15    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
16    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
17    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
18    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
19    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
20    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
21    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
22    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control



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



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1    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
2    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
3    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
4    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
5    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
6    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
7    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include
8    training in effective recognition of and responses to
9    stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced by
10    police officers. The curriculum shall also include a block
11    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
12    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
13    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
14    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
15    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
16    witnesses with autism and other developmental
17    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
18    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
19    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
20    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
21    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
22    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
23    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
24    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
25    conducted for probationary police officers, including
26    University police officers.



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



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1    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
2    training program of similar content and number of hours
3    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
4    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
5    determination that the training course is unnecessary
6    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
7    experience.
8        Individuals who currently serve as court security
9    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
10    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
11    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
12    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
13    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
14    forfeit his or her position.
15        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
16    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
17    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
18    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
19    they shall forfeit their positions.
20        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
21    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
22    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
23    applications to become court security officers and who meet
24    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
25    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
26    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall



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1    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
2    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
3    Act and as established by the Board.
4        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
5    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
6    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
7    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
8    civil rights, human rights, 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. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
15eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
1699-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.