Bill Text: IL SB1410 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the curriculum for probationary police officers offered by all certified schools shall include courses on cyber-crimes and crimes committed with personal technology devices. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board may conduct or approve a training program in personal technology devices for law enforcement officers of local government agencies. Provides that the program shall train law enforcement officers to identify and investigate issues relating to crimes arising out of the use of personal technology devices on social media, internet communication, cell phone applications dealing with child exploitation, sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages, computer tampering, financial fraud, harassment, and stalking through electronic means. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-19 - Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017 [SB1410 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1410-Engrossed.html



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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 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Section 7 and by adding Section 10.22 as follows:
6 (50 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
7 Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
8adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
9include but not be limited to the following:
10 a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
11 which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
12 include but not be limited to courses of procedural
13 justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
14 seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
15 human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
16 including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
17 criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
18 and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
19 traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
20 enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
21 and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
22 physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
23 firearms training, training in the use of electronic

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

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

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1 before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
2 law enforcement officer for a participating local
3 governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
4 training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
5 resuscitation).
6 e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
7 probationary county corrections officer must
8 satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
9 permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
10 participating local governmental agency.
11 f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
12 probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
13 complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
14 a court security officer for a participating local
15 governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
16 training requirements which it considers appropriate for
17 court security officers and shall certify schools to
18 conduct that training.
19 A person hired to serve as a court security officer
20 must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
21 his or her successful completion of the training course;
22 (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
23 training program of similar content and number of hours
24 that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
25 provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
26 determination that the training course is unnecessary

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1 because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
2 experience.
3 Individuals who currently serve as court security
4 officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
5 that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
6 this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
7 date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
8 absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
9 forfeit his or her position.
10 All individuals hired as court security officers on or
11 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
12 shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
13 hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
14 they shall forfeit their positions.
15 The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
16 Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
17 shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
18 applications to become court security officers and who meet
19 the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
20 Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
21 Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
22 establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
23 verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
24 Act and as established by the Board.
25 g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
26 police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.

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1 Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
2 use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
3 civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency.
4 h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
5 police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
6 annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
7 use of force training which shall include scenario based
8 training, or similar training approved by the Board.
9(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
10eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
1199-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.
121-1-17.)
13 (50 ILCS 705/10.22 new)
14 Sec. 10.22. Personal technology devices. The Illinois Law
15Enforcement Training Standards Board may conduct or approve a
16training program in personal technology devices for law
17enforcement officers of local government agencies. The program
18shall train law enforcement officers to identify and
19investigate issues relating to crimes arising out of the use of
20personal technology devices on social media, internet
21communication, cell phone applications dealing with child
22exploitation, sending or receiving of sexually explicit
23messages, computer tampering, financial fraud, harassment, and
24stalking through electronic means.
25 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon

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1becoming law.
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