Bill Text: IL SB2925 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop or approve a curriculum for a certified training program for school resource officers which shall consist of at least 40 hours of training. Provides that the curriculum shall include the following subject areas: (1) child and adolescent development and psychology; (2) positive behavioral interventions and support, conflict resolution techniques, and restorative justice techniques; (3) education law; (4) juvenile law; (5) implicit bias; (6) trauma-informed care; (7) de-escalation techniques, including techniques for limiting the use of physical force and mechanical and chemical restraints; (8) the mental, physical, and behavioral health needs of all children and adolescents including those with disabilities or special needs; (9) a minimum of 8 hours of crisis intervention training for youth; and (10) cultural responsiveness. Provides that the Board by rule shall require a law enforcement officer to successfully complete the certified training program for school resource officers before or within 120 days of a law enforcement officer's first day of service in a school. Provides that the certified training program for school resource officers shall be successfully completed by school resource officers every 4 years. Makes other changes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 42-5)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-19 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0984 [SB2925 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB2925-Chaptered.html

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: