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40 ILCS 5/5-214
(40 ILCS 5/5-214)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-214)
Credit for other service.
Any participant in this fund (other
than a member of the fire department of the city) who has rendered service
as a member of the police department of the city for a period of 3 years
or more is entitled to credit for the various purposes of this Article for
service rendered prior to becoming a member or subsequent thereto for the
(a) While on leave of absence from the police
department assigned or detailed to investigative, protective, security or police work for the park district of the city, the department of the Port of Chicago or the sanitary district in which the city is located.
(b) As a temporary police officer in the city or
while serving in the office of the mayor or in the office of the corporation counsel, as a member of the city council of the city, as an employee of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund created by this Article, as the head of an organization whose membership consists of members of the police department, the Public Vehicle License Commission and the board of election commissioners of the city, provided that, in each of these cases and for all periods specified in this item (b), including those beginning before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the police officer is on leave and continues to remain in sworn status, subject to the professional standards of the public employer or those terms established in statute.
(c) While on leave of absence from the police
department of the city and assigned or detailed to perform: (1) safety or investigative work as an employee for the County of Cook, the State of Illinois, or the federal government; or (2) investigative work for the department while employed as a civilian employee of the police department of the city. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board may reconsider an application for credit for service for any active policeman assigned or detailed to perform safety or investigative work as an employee for the County of Cook, if such application was submitted after January 1, 1992 and before April 1, 2008 and was denied and the application for reconsideration is made by December 21, 2022.
The changes made to this item (c) by this amendatory
Act of the 102nd General Assembly requiring an applicant to have been on a leave of absence from the police department of the city in order to obtain the requested service credit while assigned or detailed to perform safety or investigative work as an employee for the County of Cook or assigned or detailed to perform investigative work for the department while employed as a civilian employee of the police department of the city are operative beginning January 1, 2023.
In this item (c), "investigative work" requires a
systematic inquiry into the obtainment and examination of facts and evidence and does not include the simple gathering of information.
(d) While on leave of absence from the police
department of the city and serving as the chief of police of a police department outside the city.
No credit shall be granted in this fund, however, for this service if (1) the
policeman has credit therefor in any other annuity and benefit fund or (2) the policeman has not, within 5 years after the date his application has been approved, but prior to his date of retirement, contributed
to this fund the amount he would have contributed
with interest had he remained an active member of the police department
in the position he occupied as a result of a civil service competitive
examination, certification and appointment by the Civil Service Board; or
in the case of a city operating under the provisions of a personnel ordinance
the position he occupied as a result of a personnel ordinance competitive
examination certification and appointment under the authority of a Municipal
Concurrently with such contributions, the city shall contribute the amounts
provided by this Article. No credit shall be allowed for any period of
time for which contributions by the policeman have not been paid. It is the sole responsibility of the policeman to ensure that all sums contributed by the policeman have been received by the fund for the service credit for which the policeman has applied. The period
of service rendered by such policeman prior to the date he became a member
of the police department of the city or while detailed, assigned or on leave
of absence and employed in any of the departments set forth hereinabove
in this Section for which such policeman has contributed to this fund shall
be credited to him as service for all the purposes of this Article, except
that he shall not have any of the rights conferred by the provisions of
Sections 5-127 and 5-162 of this Article.
The changes in this Section made by Public Act 86-273 shall apply to members
of the fund who have not begun receiving a pension under this Article on August
23, 1989, without regard to whether employment is terminated before that date.
(Source: P.A. 102-125, eff. 7-23-21.)