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Full Text of SB3552  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

Filed: 3/12/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3552 on page 1,
3immediately below line 3, by inserting the following:
4    "Section 3. 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



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1    for Illinois State Police employees.
2        (4) Oversee the Illinois State Police's recruitment
3    initiatives.
4        (5) Oversee and operate the Illinois State Police's
5    quartermaster.
6        (6) Duties assigned to the Illinois State Police in
7    Article 5, Chapter 11 of the Illinois Vehicle Code
8    concerning testing and training officers on the detection
9    of impaired driving.
10        (7) Duties assigned to the Illinois State Police in
11    Article 108B of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
12    (a-5) Successful completion of the Illinois State Police
13Academy satisfies the minimum standards pursuant to
14subsections (a), (b), and (d) of Section 7 of the Illinois
15Police Training Act and exempts State police officers from the
16Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board's State
17Comprehensive Examination and Equivalency Examination.
18Satisfactory completion shall be evidenced by a commission or
19certificate issued to the officer.
20    (b) The Division of the Academy and Training shall
21exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested in the former
22Division of State Troopers by Section 17 of the Illinois State
23Police Act.
24    (c) Specialized training.
25        (1) Training; cultural diversity. The Division of the
26    Academy and Training shall provide training and continuing



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1    education to State police officers concerning cultural
2    diversity, including sensitivity toward racial and ethnic
3    differences. This training and continuing education shall
4    include, but not be limited to, an emphasis on the fact
5    that the primary purpose of enforcement of the Illinois
6    Vehicle Code is safety and equal and uniform enforcement
7    under the law.
8        (2) Training; death and homicide investigations. The
9    Division of the Academy and Training shall provide
10    training in death and homicide investigation for State
11    police officers. Only State police officers who
12    successfully complete the training may be assigned as lead
13    investigators in death and homicide investigations.
14    Satisfactory completion of the training shall be evidenced
15    by a certificate issued to the officer by the Division of
16    the Academy and Training. The Director shall develop a
17    process for waiver applications for officers whose prior
18    training and experience as homicide investigators may
19    qualify them for a waiver. The Director may issue a
20    waiver, at his or her discretion, based solely on the
21    prior training and experience of an officer as a homicide
22    investigator.
23            (A) The Division shall require all homicide
24        investigator training to include instruction on
25        victim-centered, trauma-informed investigation. This
26        training must be implemented by July 1, 2023.



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1            (B) The Division shall cooperate with the Division
2        of Criminal Investigation to develop a model
3        curriculum on victim-centered, trauma-informed
4        investigation. This curriculum must be implemented by
5        July 1, 2023.
6        (3) Training; police dog training standards. All
7    police dogs used by the Illinois State Police for drug
8    enforcement purposes pursuant to the Cannabis Control Act,
9    the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the
10    Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall
11    be trained by programs that meet the certification
12    requirements set by the Director or the Director's
13    designee. Satisfactory completion of the training shall be
14    evidenced by a certificate issued by the Division of the
15    Academy and Training.
16        (4) Training; post-traumatic stress disorder. The
17    Division of the Academy and Training shall conduct or
18    approve a training program in post-traumatic stress
19    disorder for State police officers. The purpose of that
20    training shall be to equip State police officers to
21    identify the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
22    and to respond appropriately to individuals exhibiting
23    those symptoms.
24        (5) Training; opioid antagonists. The Division of the
25    Academy and Training shall conduct or approve a training
26    program for State police officers in the administration of



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1    opioid antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of
2    subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use
3    Disorder Act that is in accordance with that Section. As
4    used in this Section, "State police officers" includes
5    full-time or part-time State police officers,
6    investigators, and any other employee of the Illinois
7    State Police exercising the powers of a peace officer.
8        (6) Training; sexual assault and sexual abuse.
9            (A) Every 3 years, the Division of the Academy and
10        Training shall present in-service training on sexual
11        assault and sexual abuse response and report writing
12        training requirements, including, but not limited to,
13        the following:
14                (i) recognizing the symptoms of trauma;
15                (ii) understanding the role trauma has played
16            in a victim's life;
17                (iii) responding to the needs and concerns of
18            a victim;
19                (iv) delivering services in a compassionate,
20            sensitive, and nonjudgmental manner;
21                (v) interviewing techniques in accordance with
22            the curriculum standards in this paragraph (6);
23                (vi) understanding cultural perceptions and
24            common myths of sexual assault and sexual abuse;
25            and
26                (vii) report writing techniques in accordance



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1            with the curriculum standards in this paragraph
2            (6).
3            (B) This training must also be presented in all
4        full and part-time basic law enforcement academies.
5            (C) Instructors providing this training shall have
6        successfully completed training on evidence-based,
7        trauma-informed, victim-centered responses to cases of
8        sexual assault and sexual abuse and have experience
9        responding to sexual assault and sexual abuse cases.
10            (D) The Illinois State Police shall adopt rules,
11        in consultation with the Office of the Attorney
12        General and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
13        Standards Board, to determine the specific training
14        requirements for these courses, including, but not
15        limited to, the following:
16                (i) evidence-based curriculum standards for
17            report writing and immediate response to sexual
18            assault and sexual abuse, including
19            trauma-informed, victim-centered interview
20            techniques, which have been demonstrated to
21            minimize retraumatization, for all State police
22            officers; and
23                (ii) evidence-based curriculum standards for
24            trauma-informed, victim-centered investigation
25            and interviewing techniques, which have been
26            demonstrated to minimize retraumatization, for



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1            cases of sexual assault and sexual abuse for all
2            State police officers who conduct sexual assault
3            and sexual abuse investigations.
4        (7) Training; human trafficking. The Division of the
5    Academy and Training shall conduct or approve a training
6    program in the detection and investigation of all forms of
7    human trafficking, including, but not limited to,
8    involuntary servitude under subsection (b) of Section 10-9
9    of the Criminal Code of 2012, involuntary sexual servitude
10    of a minor under subsection (c) of Section 10-9 of the
11    Criminal Code of 2012, and trafficking in persons under
12    subsection (d) of Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of
13    2012. This program shall be made available to all cadets
14    and State police officers.
15        (8) Training; hate crimes. The Division of the Academy
16    and Training shall provide training for State police
17    officers in identifying, responding to, and reporting all
18    hate crimes, as defined in Section 12-7.1 of the Criminal
19    Code of 2012. The training curriculum may include material
20    to help officers distinguish hate crimes from other
21    crimes, to help officers in understanding and assisting
22    victims of hate crimes, and to ensure that hate crimes
23    will be accurately reported. The Illinois State Police
24    shall review the training curriculum biennially and may
25    consult with the Commission on Discrimination and Hate
26    Crimes to update the training curriculum as needed.



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1    (d) The Division of the Academy and Training shall
2administer and conduct a program consistent with 18 U.S.C.
3926B and 926C for qualified active and retired Illinois State
4Police officers.
5(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-756, eff. 5-10-22;
6102-813, eff. 5-13-22; 103-34, eff. 1-1-24.)".