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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois State Police Law of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
62605-51 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2605/2605-51)
8    Sec. 2605-51. Division of the Academy and Training.
9    (a) The Division of the Academy and Training shall
10exercise, but not be limited to, the following functions:
11        (1) Oversee and operate the Illinois State Police
12    Training Academy.
13        (2) Train and prepare new officers for a career in law
14    enforcement, with innovative, quality training and
15    educational practices.
16        (3) Offer continuing training and educational programs
17    for Illinois State Police employees.
18        (4) Oversee the Illinois State Police's recruitment
19    initiatives.
20        (5) Oversee and operate the Illinois State Police's
21    quartermaster.
22        (6) Duties assigned to the Illinois State Police in
23    Article 5, Chapter 11 of the Illinois Vehicle Code



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1    concerning testing and training officers on the detection
2    of impaired driving.
3        (7) Duties assigned to the Illinois State Police in
4    Article 108B of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
5    (a-5) Successful completion of the Illinois State Police
6Academy satisfies the minimum standards pursuant to
7subsections (a), (b), and (d) of Section 7 of the Illinois
8Police Training Act and exempts State police officers from the
9Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board's State
10Comprehensive Examination and Equivalency Examination.
11Satisfactory completion shall be evidenced by a commission or
12certificate issued to the officer.
13    (b) The Division of the Academy and Training shall
14exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested in the former
15Division of State Troopers by Section 17 of the Illinois State
16Police Act.
17    (c) Specialized training.
18        (1) Training; cultural diversity. The Division of the
19    Academy and Training shall provide training and continuing
20    education to State police officers concerning cultural
21    diversity, including sensitivity toward racial and ethnic
22    differences. This training and continuing education shall
23    include, but not be limited to, an emphasis on the fact
24    that the primary purpose of enforcement of the Illinois
25    Vehicle Code is safety and equal and uniform enforcement
26    under the law.



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1        (2) Training; death and homicide investigations. The
2    Division of the Academy and Training shall provide
3    training in death and homicide investigation for State
4    police officers. Only State police officers who
5    successfully complete the training may be assigned as lead
6    investigators in death and homicide investigations.
7    Satisfactory completion of the training shall be evidenced
8    by a certificate issued to the officer by the Division of
9    the Academy and Training. The Director shall develop a
10    process for waiver applications for officers whose prior
11    training and experience as homicide investigators may
12    qualify them for a waiver. The Director may issue a
13    waiver, at his or her discretion, based solely on the
14    prior training and experience of an officer as a homicide
15    investigator.
16            (A) The Division shall require all homicide
17        investigator training to include instruction on
18        victim-centered, trauma-informed investigation. This
19        training must be implemented by July 1, 2023.
20            (B) The Division shall cooperate with the Division
21        of Criminal Investigation to develop a model
22        curriculum on victim-centered, trauma-informed
23        investigation. This curriculum must be implemented by
24        July 1, 2023.
25        (3) Training; police dog training standards. All
26    police dogs used by the Illinois State Police for drug



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1    enforcement purposes pursuant to the Cannabis Control Act,
2    the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the
3    Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall
4    be trained by programs that meet the certification
5    requirements set by the Director or the Director's
6    designee. Satisfactory completion of the training shall be
7    evidenced by a certificate issued by the Division of the
8    Academy and Training.
9        (4) Training; post-traumatic stress disorder. The
10    Division of the Academy and Training shall conduct or
11    approve a training program in post-traumatic stress
12    disorder for State police officers. The purpose of that
13    training shall be to equip State police officers to
14    identify the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
15    and to respond appropriately to individuals exhibiting
16    those symptoms.
17        (5) Training; opioid antagonists. The Division of the
18    Academy and Training shall conduct or approve a training
19    program for State police officers in the administration of
20    opioid antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of
21    subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use
22    Disorder Act that is in accordance with that Section. As
23    used in this Section, "State police officers" includes
24    full-time or part-time State police officers,
25    investigators, and any other employee of the Illinois
26    State Police exercising the powers of a peace officer.



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1        (6) Training; sexual assault and sexual abuse.
2            (A) Every 3 years, the Division of the Academy and
3        Training shall present in-service training on sexual
4        assault and sexual abuse response and report writing
5        training requirements, including, but not limited to,
6        the following:
7                (i) recognizing the symptoms of trauma;
8                (ii) understanding the role trauma has played
9            in a victim's life;
10                (iii) responding to the needs and concerns of
11            a victim;
12                (iv) delivering services in a compassionate,
13            sensitive, and nonjudgmental manner;
14                (v) interviewing techniques in accordance with
15            the curriculum standards in this paragraph (6);
16                (vi) understanding cultural perceptions and
17            common myths of sexual assault and sexual abuse;
18            and
19                (vii) report writing techniques in accordance
20            with the curriculum standards in this paragraph
21            (6).
22            (B) This training must also be presented in all
23        full and part-time basic law enforcement academies.
24            (C) Instructors providing this training shall have
25        successfully completed training on evidence-based,
26        trauma-informed, victim-centered responses to cases of



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1        sexual assault and sexual abuse and have experience
2        responding to sexual assault and sexual abuse cases.
3            (D) The Illinois State Police shall adopt rules,
4        in consultation with the Office of the Attorney
5        General and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
6        Standards Board, to determine the specific training
7        requirements for these courses, including, but not
8        limited to, the following:
9                (i) evidence-based curriculum standards for
10            report writing and immediate response to sexual
11            assault and sexual abuse, including
12            trauma-informed, victim-centered interview
13            techniques, which have been demonstrated to
14            minimize retraumatization, for all State police
15            officers; and
16                (ii) evidence-based curriculum standards for
17            trauma-informed, victim-centered investigation
18            and interviewing techniques, which have been
19            demonstrated to minimize retraumatization, for
20            cases of sexual assault and sexual abuse for all
21            State police officers who conduct sexual assault
22            and sexual abuse investigations.
23        (7) Training; human trafficking. The Division of the
24    Academy and Training shall conduct or approve a training
25    program in the detection and investigation of all forms of
26    human trafficking, including, but not limited to,



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1    involuntary servitude under subsection (b) of Section 10-9
2    of the Criminal Code of 2012, involuntary sexual servitude
3    of a minor under subsection (c) of Section 10-9 of the
4    Criminal Code of 2012, and trafficking in persons under
5    subsection (d) of Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of
6    2012. This program shall be made available to all cadets
7    and State police officers.
8        (8) Training; hate crimes. The Division of the Academy
9    and Training shall provide training for State police
10    officers in identifying, responding to, and reporting all
11    hate crimes, as defined in Section 12-7.1 of the Criminal
12    Code of 2012. The training curriculum may include material
13    to help officers distinguish hate crimes from other
14    crimes, to help officers in understanding and assisting
15    victims of hate crimes, and to ensure that hate crimes
16    will be accurately reported. The Illinois State Police
17    shall review the training curriculum biennially and may
18    consult with the Commission on Discrimination and Hate
19    Crimes to update the training curriculum as needed.
20    (d) The Division of the Academy and Training shall
21administer and conduct a program consistent with 18 U.S.C.
22926B and 926C for qualified active and retired Illinois State
23Police officers.
24(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-756, eff. 5-10-22;
25102-813, eff. 5-13-22; 103-34, eff. 1-1-24.)



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1    Section 10. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
2changing Section 7 and by adding Section 10.25 as follows:
3    (50 ILCS 705/7)
4    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
5adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
6include, but not be limited to, the following:
7        a. The curriculum for probationary law enforcement
8    officers which shall be offered by all certified schools
9    shall include, but not be limited to, courses of
10    procedural justice, arrest and use and control tactics,
11    search and seizure, including temporary questioning, civil
12    rights, human rights, human relations, cultural
13    competency, including implicit bias and racial and ethnic
14    sensitivity, criminal law, law of criminal procedure,
15    constitutional and proper use of law enforcement
16    authority, crisis intervention training, vehicle and
17    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
18    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
19    and crash investigation, techniques of obtaining physical
20    evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports, firearms
21    training, training in the use of electronic control
22    devices, including the psychological and physiological
23    effects of the use of those devices on humans, first-aid
24    (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation), training in the
25    administration of opioid antagonists as defined in



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1    paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the
2    Substance Use Disorder Act, handling of juvenile
3    offenders, recognition of mental conditions and crises,
4    including, but not limited to, the disease of addiction,
5    which require immediate assistance and response and
6    methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person in
7    need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
8    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
9    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
10    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
11    elderly, hate crimes and crimes motivated by bias, law of
12    evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases
13    with an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase,
14    and physical training. The curriculum shall include
15    specific training in techniques for immediate response to
16    and investigation of cases of domestic violence and of
17    sexual assault of adults and children, including cultural
18    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
19    abuse as well as interview techniques that are age
20    sensitive and are trauma informed, victim centered, and
21    victim sensitive. The curriculum shall include training in
22    techniques designed to promote effective communication at
23    the initial contact with crime victims and ways to
24    comprehensively explain to victims and witnesses their
25    rights under the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act
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1    shall also include training in effective recognition of
2    and responses to stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress
3    experienced by law enforcement officers that is consistent
4    with Section 25 of the Illinois Mental Health First Aid
5    Training Act in a peer setting, including recognizing
6    signs and symptoms of work-related cumulative stress,
7    issues that may lead to suicide, and solutions for
8    intervention with peer support resources. The curriculum
9    shall include a block of instruction addressing the
10    mandatory reporting requirements under the Abused and
11    Neglected Child Reporting Act. The curriculum shall also
12    include a block of instruction aimed at identifying and
13    interacting with persons with autism and other
14    developmental or physical disabilities, reducing barriers
15    to reporting crimes against persons with autism, and
16    addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
17    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
18    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall include
19    training in the detection and investigation of all forms
20    of human trafficking. The curriculum shall also include
21    instruction in trauma-informed responses designed to
22    ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of an
23    arrested parent or immediate family member; this
24    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
25    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
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1    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
2    de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
3    when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
4    child will require supervision and care. The curriculum
5    for probationary law enforcement officers shall include:
6    (1) at least 12 hours of hands-on, scenario-based
7    role-playing; (2) at least 6 hours of instruction on use
8    of force techniques, including the use of de-escalation
9    techniques to prevent or reduce the need for force
10    whenever safe and feasible; (3) specific training on
11    officer safety techniques, including cover, concealment,
12    and time; and (4) at least 6 hours of training focused on
13    high-risk traffic stops. The curriculum for permanent law
14    enforcement officers shall include, but not be limited to:
15    (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
16    courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
17    courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
18    subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
19    (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
20    selected by the board. The training in the use of
21    electronic control devices shall be conducted for
22    probationary law enforcement officers, including
23    University police officers. The curriculum shall also
24    include training on the use of a firearms restraining
25    order by providing instruction on the process used to file
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1    situations in which a firearms restraining order is
2    appropriate.
3        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
4    and equipment requirements.
5        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
6        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
7    probationary law enforcement officer must satisfactorily
8    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
9    a local law enforcement officer for a participating local
10    governmental or State governmental agency. Those
11    requirements shall include training in first aid
12    (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
13        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
14    probationary county corrections officer must
15    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
16    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
17    participating local governmental agency.
18        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
19    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
20    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
21    a court security officer for a participating local
22    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
23    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
24    court security officers and shall certify schools to
25    conduct that training.
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1    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
2    the officer's successful completion of the training
3    course; (ii) attesting to the officer's satisfactory
4    completion of a training program of similar content and
5    number of hours that has been found acceptable by the
6    Board under the provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting
7    to the Board's determination that the training course is
8    unnecessary because of the person's extensive prior law
9    enforcement experience.
10        Individuals who currently serve as court security
11    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
12    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
13    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
14    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
15    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
16    forfeit his or her position.
17        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
18    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
19    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
20    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the
21    Board, or they shall forfeit their positions.
22        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
23    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit
24    Commission, shall maintain a list of all individuals who
25    have filed applications to become court security officers
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1    under this Act. Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or
2    the Sheriff's Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission
3    exists, shall establish a schedule of reasonable intervals
4    for verification of the applicants' qualifications under
5    this Act and as established by the Board.
6        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
7    law enforcement officer must satisfactorily complete every
8    3 years. Those requirements shall include constitutional
9    and proper use of law enforcement authority, procedural
10    justice, civil rights, human rights, reporting child abuse
11    and neglect, hate crimes and crimes motivated by bias, and
12    cultural competency, including implicit bias and racial
13    and ethnic sensitivity. These trainings shall consist of
14    at least 30 hours of training every 3 years.
15        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
16    law enforcement officer must satisfactorily complete at
17    least annually. Those requirements shall include law
18    updates, emergency medical response training and
19    certification, crisis intervention training, and officer
20    wellness and mental health.
21        i. Minimum in-service training requirements as set
22    forth in Section 10.6.
23    Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
24changes made to this Section by Public Act 101-652, Public Act
25102-28, and Public Act 102-694 take effect July 1, 2022.
26(Source: P.A. 102-28, eff. 6-25-21; 102-345, eff. 6-1-22;



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1102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22; 102-982, eff.
27-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)
3    (50 ILCS 705/10.25 new)
4    Sec. 10.25. Training; crimes motivated by bias.
5    (a) The Board shall develop or approve a course to assist
6law enforcement officers in identifying, responding to, and
7reporting crimes committed in whole or in substantial part
8because of the victim's or another's actual or perceived race,
9color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation,
10gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, or
11disability, or because of the victim's actual or perceived
12association with another person or group of a certain actual
13or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender,
14sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age,
15national origin, or disability.
16    Each course must include instruction to help officers
17distinguish bias crimes from other crimes, to help officers in
18understanding and assisting victims of these crimes, and to
19ensure that bias crimes will be accurately reported. The Board
20must, within a reasonable amount of time, update this course
21to conform with national trends and best practices.
22    In updating the approved training courses described in
23this subsection, the Board may consult with and incorporate
24input from the Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes.
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1assist law enforcement agencies in developing policies related
2to hate crimes and crimes motivated by violence. The Board may
3consult with the Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes
4or other entities to develop these policies.
5    (c) The Board must periodically conduct an educational
6conference to inform and sensitize chief law enforcement
7officers, community service providers, and other interested
8persons to the law enforcement issues associated with bias
9crimes. The Board may partner with other public or private
10entities to sponsor and conduct these conferences.