Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Blue Alert System Act. Establishes a statewide alert system known as "Blue Alert" which shall be developed and implemented by the Director of State Police. Provides that the "Blue Alert" system may be activated when a suspect for a crime involving the death or serious injury of a peace officer has not been apprehended and law enforcement personnel have determined that the suspect may be a serious threat to the public and also when a peace officer becomes missing while in the line of duty under circumstances warranting concern for the peace officer's safety. Provides that the Director shall terminate any activation of the "Blue Alert" system with respect to a particular incident if: (1) the suspect or peace officer is located or the incident is otherwise resolved; or (2) the Director determines that the "Blue Alert" system is no longer an effective tool for locating the suspect or peace officer.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Crimes Against Police Officers Advisory within the Department of State Police. Provides that the purpose of the Crimes Against Police Officers Advisory is to provide a regional system for the rapid dissemination of information regarding a suspect who is suspected of committing or attempting to commit the following crimes against a peace officer: (1) first degree murder; (2) second degree murder; (3) involuntary manslaughter; (4) reckless homicide; or (5) concealment of homicidal death. Provides that law enforcement agencies participating in the advisory may request assistance when: (A) the agency believes that a suspect has not been apprehended; (B) the agency believes that the suspect may be a serious threat to the public; and (3) sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the suspect. Provides that the Department of State Police shall reserve the authority to determine if dissemination of the information will pose a significant risk to the public or jeopardize the investigation. Provides that the Department of State Police may partner with media and may request a media broadcast concerning details of the suspect in order to obtain the public's assistance in locating the suspect or vehicle used in the offense, or both.