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Public Act 100-0121


Public Act 0121 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0121
HB1895 EnrolledLRB100 04401 AWJ 14407 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Officer Greg
Lindmark Memorial Law.
    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
changing Section 7 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
include but not be limited to the following:
        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
    include but not be limited to courses of procedural
    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
    control devices, including the psychological and
    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
    of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
    Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
    recognition of mental conditions, including, but not
    limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
    immediate assistance and methods to safeguard and provide
    assistance to a person in need of mental treatment,
    recognition of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and
    self-neglect of adults with disabilities and older adults,
    as defined in Section 2 of the Adult Protective Services
    Act, crimes against the elderly, law of evidence, the
    hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with an
    emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
    physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
    training in techniques for immediate response to and
    investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
    assault of adults and children, including cultural
    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
    abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma
    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include
    training in effective recognition of and responses to
    stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced by
    police officers. The curriculum shall also include a block
    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
    witnesses with autism and other developmental
    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
    conducted for probationary police officers, including
    University police officers.
        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
    and equipment requirements.
        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
    law enforcement officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary county corrections officer must
    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
    participating local governmental agency.
        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
    a court security officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
    court security officers and shall certify schools to
    conduct that training.
        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
    his or her successful completion of the training course;
    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
    training program of similar content and number of hours
    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
    determination that the training course is unnecessary
    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
        Individuals who currently serve as court security
    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
    forfeit his or her position.
        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
    they shall forfeit their positions.
        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
    applications to become court security officers and who meet
    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
    Act and as established by the Board.
        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
    civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency.
        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
    use of force training which shall include scenario based
    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018