TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER V: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND STANDARDS BOARD
PART 1700 SURCHARGE FUND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SECTION 1700.105 LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMERA GRANT ACT


 

Section 1700.105  Law Enforcement Camera Grant Act

 

a)         Upon a unit of local government's submission of the prescribed application, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board will award Law Enforcement Camera Grant Act funds (Camera Grant funds) in accordance with the following criteria: 

 

1)         The State will be divided into three regions:  Northern, Central and Southern.  Camera Grant funds will be awarded in a manner that equitably disperses funds across these three regions. 

 

2)         The number of police officers employed by a unit of local government will be taken into consideration in dispersing Camera Grant funds. 

 

3)         The number of vehicle cameras currently available to a unit of local government will be taken into consideration in dispersing Camera Grant funds. 

 

4)         The median household Income in the unit of local government's community (as identified by the U.S. Census Bureau) will be taken into consideration in dispersing Camera Grant funds. 

 

5)         The crime rate in the unit of local government's community (as identified by the Illinois State Police) will be taken into consideration in dispersing Camera Grant funds. 

 

6)         The total number of vehicular accidents/crashes in the unit of local government's community, as well as the number of those accidents/crashes involving alcohol or drugs, will be taken into consideration in dispersing Camera Grant funds. 

 

7)         Municipalities with red light enforcement cameras will not receive Camera Grant funds. 

 

8)         Municipalities not in compliance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board's mandatory reporting requirements will not receive Camera Grant funds. 

 

b)         Funds received from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board pursuant to the Law Enforcement Camera Grant Act are to be used in accordance with the following requirements: 

 

1)         Cameras must be installed in law enforcement vehicles. 

 

2)         Installation of cameras must result in recordation of the officer's voice and any voice in the immediate vicinity, even when the officer is outside the vehicle. 

 

3)         Only a supervisor may remove any recording from a camera or intentionally disable a camera once the camera has been installed in a vehicle.  All other officers shall be prohibited from disabling any installed camera or from removing any recordings made with an installed camera. 

 

4)         Once a camera has begun recording, it must record continuously through the completion of the officer's shift. 

 

5)         A copy of any recording made with an installed camera must be provided upon request to:

 

A)        law enforcement personnel affiliated with the unit of local government that received the Camera Grant;

 

B)        the local State's Attorney; or

 

C)        any persons audibly or visually depicted in the recording. 

 

6)         Any unit of local government that releases a copy of a recording made with an installed camera to members of the general public or media must first make reasonable efforts to protect the identity and privacy of persons depicted in the recording who were not the subject of, or were merely incidental to, the law enforcement activity recorded. 

 

7)         Any recording made with an installed camera must be securely retained for a period of not less than two years.  Any recordings not destroyed following this period remain subject to the applicable provisions of this Section until they are destroyed. 

 

c)         Any unit of local government that receives Camera Grant funds must report annually to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with regard to the use of these funds.  This annual report is due on May 1 or the first business day thereafter of each year and must include:

 

1)         the number of cameras received; 

 

2)         the number of cameras installed; 

 

3)         a brief description of the review process used by supervisors; 

 

4)         a list of any criminal, traffic, ordinance and civil cases in which video recordings were used, including party names, case numbers, offenses charged and disposition of the matter (this item applies, but is not limited to, court proceedings, coroner's inquests, grand jury proceedings and plea bargains); and

 

5)         any other information relevant to the administration of this program. 

 

d)                 No applications for Camera Grant funds will be accepted after January 1, 2011.