(725 ILCS 5/107-16)
Apprehension of offender.
It is the
duty of every sheriff, coroner, and every
marshal, policeman, or other officer of an incorporated city,
village, having the power of a sheriff, when a criminal offense or
breach of the peace is committed or attempted in his or her presence, forthwith
to apprehend the offender and bring him or her before a judge, to be
dealt with according to law; to suppress all riots and unlawful assemblies,
and to keep the peace, and without delay to serve and execute all
warrants and other process to him or her lawfully directed.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)