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Full Text of SB2806  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/17/2024, by Sen. Jil Tracy


50 ILCS 705/2  from Ch. 85, par. 502
50 ILCS 705/6  from Ch. 85, par. 506
50 ILCS 705/7

    Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines a "basic training candidate" to mean a person enrolled in basic training school who is not a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer. Requires the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to select and certify schools within the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing basic training for basic training candidates and to create curriculum and minimum basic training requirements for basic training candidates.

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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 Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Sections 2, 6, and 7 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 705/2)  (from Ch. 85, par. 502)
7    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
8context otherwise requires:
9    "Basic training candidate" means a person enrolled in
10basic training school who is not a full-time or part-time law
11enforcement officer.
12    "Board" means the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
13Standards Board.
14    "Full-time law enforcement officer" means a law
15enforcement officer who has completed the officer's
16probationary period and is employed on a full-time basis as a
17law enforcement officer by a local government agency, State
18government agency, or as a campus police officer by a
19university, college, or community college.
20    "Law Enforcement agency" means any entity with statutory
21police powers and the ability to employ individuals authorized
22to make arrests. It does not include the Illinois State Police
23as defined in the State Police Act. A law enforcement agency



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1may include any university, college, or community college.
2    "Local law enforcement agency" means any law enforcement
3unit of government or municipal corporation in this State. It
4does not include the State of Illinois or any office, officer,
5department, division, bureau, board, commission, or agency of
6the State, except that it does include a State-controlled
7university, college or public community college.
8    "State law enforcement agency" means any law enforcement
9agency of this State. This includes any office, officer,
10department, division, bureau, board, commission, or agency of
11the State. It does not include the Illinois State Police as
12defined in the State Police Act.
13    "Panel" means the Certification Review Panel.
14    "Basic training school" means any school located within
15the State of Illinois whether privately or publicly owned
16which offers a course in basic law enforcement or county
17corrections training and has been approved by the Board.
18    "Probationary police officer" means a recruit law
19enforcement officer required to successfully complete initial
20minimum basic training requirements at a basic training school
21to be eligible for permanent full-time employment as a local
22law enforcement officer.
23    "Probationary part-time police officer" means a recruit
24part-time law enforcement officer required to successfully
25complete initial minimum part-time training requirements to be
26eligible for employment on a part-time basis as a local law



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1enforcement officer.
2    "Permanent law enforcement officer" means a law
3enforcement officer who has completed the officer's
4probationary period and is permanently employed on a full-time
5basis as a local law enforcement officer, as a security
6officer, or campus police officer permanently employed by a
7law enforcement agency.
8    "Part-time law enforcement officer" means a law
9enforcement officer who has completed the officer's
10probationary period and is employed on a part-time basis as a
11law enforcement officer or as a campus police officer by a law
12enforcement agency.
13    "Law enforcement officer" means (i) any police officer of
14a law enforcement agency who is primarily responsible for
15prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of the
16criminal code, traffic, or highway laws of this State or any
17political subdivision of this State or (ii) any member of a
18police force appointed and maintained as provided in Section 2
19of the Railroad Police Act.
20    "Recruit" means any full-time or part-time law enforcement
21officer or full-time county corrections officer who is
22enrolled in an approved training course.
23    "Review Committee" means the committee at the Board for
24certification disciplinary cases in which the Panel, a law
25enforcement officer, or a law enforcement agency may file for
26reconsideration of a decertification decision made by the



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2    "Probationary county corrections officer" means a recruit
3county corrections officer required to successfully complete
4initial minimum basic training requirements at a basic
5training school to be eligible for permanent employment on a
6full-time basis as a county corrections officer.
7    "Permanent county corrections officer" means a county
8corrections officer who has completed the officer's
9probationary period and is permanently employed on a full-time
10basis as a county corrections officer by a participating law
11enforcement agency.
12    "County corrections officer" means any sworn officer of
13the sheriff who is primarily responsible for the control and
14custody of offenders, detainees or inmates.
15    "Probationary court security officer" means a recruit
16court security officer required to successfully complete
17initial minimum basic training requirements at a designated
18training school to be eligible for employment as a court
19security officer.
20    "Permanent court security officer" means a court security
21officer who has completed the officer's probationary period
22and is employed as a court security officer by a participating
23law enforcement agency.
24    "Court security officer" has the meaning ascribed to it in
25Section 3-6012.1 of the Counties Code.
26(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-22; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22.)



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1    (50 ILCS 705/6)  (from Ch. 85, par. 506)
2    Sec. 6. Powers and duties of the Board; selection and
3certification of schools. The Board shall select and certify
4schools within the State of Illinois for the purpose of
5providing basic training for basic training candidates,
6probationary law enforcement officers, probationary county
7corrections officers, and court security officers and of
8providing advanced or in-service training for permanent law
9enforcement officers or permanent county corrections officers,
10which schools may be either publicly or privately owned and
11operated. In addition, the Board has the following power and
13        a. To require law enforcement agencies to furnish such
14    reports and information as the Board deems necessary to
15    fully implement this Act.
16        b. To establish appropriate mandatory minimum
17    standards relating to the training of probationary local
18    law enforcement officers or probationary county
19    corrections officers, and in-service training of permanent
20    law enforcement officers.
21        c. To provide appropriate certification to those
22    probationary officers who successfully complete the
23    prescribed minimum standard basic training course.
24        d. To review and approve annual training curriculum
25    for county sheriffs.



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1        e. To review and approve applicants to ensure that no
2    applicant is admitted to a certified academy unless the
3    applicant is a person of good character and has not been
4    convicted of, found guilty of, entered a plea of guilty
5    to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a felony
6    offense, any of the misdemeanors in Sections 11-1.50,
7    11-6, 11-6.5, 11-6.6, 11-9.1, 11-9.1B, 11-14, 11-14.1,
8    11-30, 12-2, 12-3.2, 12-3.4, 12-3.5, 16-1, 17-1, 17-2,
9    26.5-1, 26.5-2, 26.5-3, 28-3, 29-1, any misdemeanor in
10    violation of any Section of Part E of Title III of the
11    Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or
12    subsection (a) of Section 17-32 of the Criminal Code of
13    1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or Section 5 or 5.2 of
14    the Cannabis Control Act, or a crime involving moral
15    turpitude under the laws of this State or any other state
16    which if committed in this State would be punishable as a
17    felony or a crime of moral turpitude, or any felony or
18    misdemeanor in violation of federal law or the law of any
19    state that is the equivalent of any of the offenses
20    specified therein. The Board may appoint investigators who
21    shall enforce the duties conferred upon the Board by this
22    Act.
23        For purposes of this paragraph e, a person is
24    considered to have been convicted of, found guilty of, or
25    entered a plea of guilty to, plea of nolo contendere to
26    regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt or



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1    sentence is withheld or not entered thereon. This includes
2    sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first
3    offender probation, or any similar disposition provided
4    for by law.
5        f. To establish statewide standards for minimum
6    standards regarding regular mental health screenings for
7    probationary and permanent police officers, ensuring that
8    counseling sessions and screenings remain confidential.
9        g. To review and ensure all law enforcement officers
10    remain in compliance with this Act, and any administrative
11    rules adopted under this Act.
12        h. To suspend any certificate for a definite period,
13    limit or restrict any certificate, or revoke any
14    certificate.
15        i. The Board and the Panel shall have power to secure
16    by its subpoena and bring before it any person or entity in
17    this State and to take testimony either orally or by
18    deposition or both with the same fees and mileage and in
19    the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial
20    proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this
21    State. The Board and the Panel shall also have the power to
22    subpoena the production of documents, papers, files,
23    books, documents, and records, whether in physical or
24    electronic form, in support of the charges and for
25    defense, and in connection with a hearing or
26    investigation.



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1        j. The Executive Director, the administrative law
2    judge designated by the Executive Director, and each
3    member of the Board and the Panel shall have the power to
4    administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the
5    Board is authorized to conduct under this Act and any
6    other oaths required or authorized to be administered by
7    the Board under this Act.
8        k. In case of the neglect or refusal of any person to
9    obey a subpoena issued by the Board and the Panel, any
10    circuit court, upon application of the Board and the
11    Panel, through the Illinois Attorney General, may order
12    such person to appear before the Board and the Panel give
13    testimony or produce evidence, and any failure to obey
14    such order is punishable by the court as a contempt
15    thereof. This order may be served by personal delivery, by
16    email, or by mail to the address of record or email address
17    of record.
18        l. The Board shall have the power to administer state
19    certification examinations. Any and all records related to
20    these examinations, including, but not limited to, test
21    questions, test formats, digital files, answer responses,
22    answer keys, and scoring information shall be exempt from
23    disclosure.
24        m. To make grants, subject to appropriation, to units
25    of local government and public institutions of higher
26    education for the purposes of hiring and retaining law



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1    enforcement officers.
2        n. To make grants, subject to appropriation, to local
3    law enforcement agencies for costs associated with the
4    expansion and support of National Integrated Ballistic
5    Information Network (NIBIN) and other ballistic technology
6    equipment for ballistic testing.
7(Source: P.A. 102-687, eff. 12-17-21; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22;
8102-1115, eff. 1-9-23; 103-8, eff. 6-7-23.)
9    (50 ILCS 705/7)
10    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
11adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
12include, but not be limited to, the following:
13        a. The curriculum for basic training candidates and
14    probationary law enforcement officers which shall be
15    offered by all certified schools shall include, but not be
16    limited to, courses of procedural justice, arrest and use
17    and control tactics, search and seizure, including
18    temporary questioning, civil rights, human rights, human
19    relations, cultural competency, including implicit bias
20    and racial and ethnic sensitivity, criminal law, law of
21    criminal procedure, constitutional and proper use of law
22    enforcement authority, crisis intervention training,
23    vehicle and traffic law including uniform and
24    non-discriminatory enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle
25    Code, traffic control and crash investigation, techniques



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1    of obtaining physical evidence, court testimonies,
2    statements, reports, firearms training, training in the
3    use of electronic control devices, including the
4    psychological and physiological effects of the use of
5    those devices on humans, first-aid (including
6    cardiopulmonary resuscitation), training in the
7    administration of opioid antagonists as defined in
8    paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the
9    Substance Use Disorder Act, handling of juvenile
10    offenders, recognition of mental conditions and crises,
11    including, but not limited to, the disease of addiction,
12    which require immediate assistance and response and
13    methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person in
14    need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
15    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
16    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
17    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
18    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
19    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
20    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
21    shall include specific training in techniques for
22    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
23    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
24    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
25    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
26    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,



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1    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
2    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
3    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
4    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
5    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
6    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
7    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
8    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
9    post-traumatic stress experienced by law enforcement
10    officers that is consistent with Section 25 of the
11    Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act in a peer
12    setting, including recognizing signs and symptoms of
13    work-related cumulative stress, issues that may lead to
14    suicide, and solutions for intervention with peer support
15    resources. The curriculum shall include a block of
16    instruction addressing the mandatory reporting
17    requirements under the Abused and Neglected Child
18    Reporting Act. The curriculum shall also include a block
19    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
20    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
21    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
22    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
23    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
24    witnesses with autism and other developmental
25    disabilities. The curriculum shall include training in the
26    detection and investigation of all forms of human



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1    trafficking. The curriculum shall also include instruction
2    in trauma-informed responses designed to ensure the
3    physical safety and well-being of a child of an arrested
4    parent or immediate family member; this instruction must
5    include, but is not limited to: (1) understanding the
6    trauma experienced by the child while maintaining the
7    integrity of the arrest and safety of officers, suspects,
8    and other involved individuals; (2) de-escalation tactics
9    that would include the use of force when reasonably
10    necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a child will require
11    supervision and care. The curriculum for basic training
12    candidates and probationary law enforcement officers shall
13    include: (1) at least 12 hours of hands-on, scenario-based
14    role-playing; (2) at least 6 hours of instruction on use
15    of force techniques, including the use of de-escalation
16    techniques to prevent or reduce the need for force
17    whenever safe and feasible; (3) specific training on
18    officer safety techniques, including cover, concealment,
19    and time; and (4) at least 6 hours of training focused on
20    high-risk traffic stops. The curriculum for permanent law
21    enforcement officers shall include, but not be limited to:
22    (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
23    courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
24    courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
25    subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
26    (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be



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1    selected by the board. The training in the use of
2    electronic control devices shall be conducted for basic
3    training candidates and probationary law enforcement
4    officers, including University police officers. The
5    curriculum shall also include training on the use of a
6    firearms restraining order by providing instruction on the
7    process used to file a firearms restraining order and how
8    to identify situations in which a firearms restraining
9    order is appropriate.
10        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
11    and equipment requirements.
12        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
13        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a basic
14    training candidate and probationary law enforcement
15    officer must satisfactorily complete before being eligible
16    for permanent employment as a local law enforcement
17    officer for a participating local governmental or State
18    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
19    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
20    resuscitation).
21        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
22    probationary county corrections officer must
23    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
24    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
25    participating local governmental agency.
26        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a



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1    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
2    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
3    a court security officer for a participating local
4    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
5    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
6    court security officers and shall certify schools to
7    conduct that training.
8        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
9    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
10    the officer's successful completion of the training
11    course; (ii) attesting to the officer's satisfactory
12    completion of a training program of similar content and
13    number of hours that has been found acceptable by the
14    Board under the provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting
15    to the Board's determination that the training course is
16    unnecessary because of the person's extensive prior law
17    enforcement experience.
18        Individuals who currently serve as court security
19    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
20    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
21    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
22    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
23    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
24    forfeit his or her position.
25        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
26    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act



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1    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
2    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the
3    Board, or they shall forfeit their positions.
4        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
5    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit
6    Commission, shall maintain a list of all individuals who
7    have filed applications to become court security officers
8    and who meet the eligibility requirements established
9    under this Act. Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or
10    the Sheriff's Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission
11    exists, shall establish a schedule of reasonable intervals
12    for verification of the applicants' qualifications under
13    this Act and as established by the Board.
14        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
15    law enforcement officer must satisfactorily complete every
16    3 years. Those requirements shall include constitutional
17    and proper use of law enforcement authority, procedural
18    justice, civil rights, human rights, reporting child abuse
19    and neglect, and cultural competency, including implicit
20    bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity. These trainings
21    shall consist of at least 30 hours of training every 3
22    years.
23        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
24    law enforcement officer must satisfactorily complete at
25    least annually. Those requirements shall include law
26    updates, emergency medical response training and



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1    certification, crisis intervention training, and officer
2    wellness and mental health.
3        i. Minimum in-service training requirements as set
4    forth in Section 10.6.
5    Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
6changes made to this Section by Public Act 101-652, Public Act
7102-28, and Public Act 102-694 take effect July 1, 2022.
8(Source: P.A. 102-28, eff. 6-25-21; 102-345, eff. 6-1-22;
9102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22; 102-982, eff.
107-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)