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(20 ILCS 2605/2605-45)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-5)
Division of Justice Services.
The Division of
Justice Services shall exercise the
(1) Operate and maintain the Law Enforcement Agencies
Data System (LEADS), a statewide, computerized telecommunications system designed to provide services, information, and capabilities to the law enforcement and criminal justice community in the State of Illinois. The Director is responsible for establishing policy, procedures, and regulations consistent with State and federal rules, policies, and law by which LEADS operates. The Director shall designate a statewide LEADS Administrator for management of the system. The Director may appoint a LEADS Advisory Policy Board to reflect the needs and desires of the law enforcement and criminal justice community and to make recommendations concerning policies and procedures.
(2) Pursue research and the publication of studies
pertaining to local law enforcement activities.
(3) Serve as the State's point of contact for the
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program and National Incident-Based Reporting System.
(4) Operate an electronic data processing and
computer center for the storage and retrieval of data pertaining to criminal activity.
(5) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested in
the Illinois State Police by the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.
(6.5) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested
in the Illinois State Police by the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act.
(7) Exercise other duties that may be assigned by the
Director to fulfill the responsibilities and achieve the purposes of the Illinois State Police.
(8) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by
law in the Illinois State Police by the Criminal Identification Act.
(9) Exercise the powers and perform the duties that
have been vested in the Illinois State Police by the Sex Offender Registration Act and the Sex Offender Community Notification Law and adopt reasonable rules necessitated thereby.
(Source: P.A. 101-378, eff. 1-1-20; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)