Public Act 100-0984
SB2925 EnrolledLRB100 19123 SLF 34385 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
adding Section 10.22 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 705/10.22 new)
    Sec. 10.22. School resource officers.
    (a) The Board shall develop or approve a course for school
resource officers as defined in Section 10-20.67 of the School
    (b) The school resource officer course shall be developed
within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act
of the 100th General Assembly and shall be created in
consultation with organizations demonstrating expertise and or
experience in the areas of youth and adolescent developmental
issues, educational administrative issues, prevention of child
abuse and exploitation, youth mental health treatment, and
juvenile advocacy.
    (c) The Board shall develop a process allowing law
enforcement agencies to request a waiver of this training
requirement for any specific individual assigned as a school
resource officer. Applications for these waivers may be
submitted by a local law enforcement agency chief administrator
for any officer whose prior training and experience may qualify
for a waiver of the training requirement of this subsection
(c). The Board may issue a waiver at its discretion, based
solely on the prior training and experience of an officer.
    (d) Upon completion, the employing agency shall be issued a
certificate attesting to a specific officer's completion of the
school resource officer training. Additionally, a letter of
approval shall be issued to the employing agency for any
officer who is approved for a training waiver under this
subsection (d).
    Section 10. The School Code is amended by adding Section
10-20.67 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.67 new)
    Sec. 10-20.67. School resource officer.
    (a) In this Section, "school resource officer" means a law
enforcement officer who has been primarily assigned to a school
or school district under an agreement with a local law
enforcement agency.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2021, any law enforcement agency
that provides a school resource officer under this Section
shall provide to the school district a certificate of
completion, or approved waiver, issued by the Illinois Law
Enforcement Training Standards Board under Section 10.22 of the
Illinois Police Training Act indicating that the subject
officer has completed the requisite course of instruction in
the applicable subject areas within one year of assignment, or
has prior experience and training which satisfies this
    (c) In an effort to defray the related costs, any law
enforcement agency that provides a school resource officer
should apply for grant funding through the federal Community
Oriented Policing Services grant program.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019