Bill Text: IL HB2767 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years, shall include mental health awareness and response as reflected in the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-3)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-07 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0215 [HB2767 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2767-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0215
HB2767 EnrolledLRB101 08921 SLF 54011 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
changing Section 7 and by adding Section 10.23 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 Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
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 age sensitive and 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,
including recognizing signs and symptoms of work-related
cumulative stress, issues that may lead to suicide, and
solutions for intervention with peer support resources.
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
resuscitation).
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
experience.
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 June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
89-685) 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, mental health awareness and
response, officer wellness, 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. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
(50 ILCS 705/10.23 new)
Sec. 10.23. Officer wellness and suicide prevention. The
Board shall create, develop, or approve an in-service course
addressing issues of officer wellness and suicide prevention.
The course shall include instruction on job-related stress
management techniques, skills for recognizing signs and
symptoms of work-related cumulative stress, recognition of
other issues that may lead to officer suicide, solutions for
intervention, and a presentation on available peer support
resources.
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