Public Act 90-0259
HB0695 Enrolled LRB9003394MWcb
AN ACT creating the Law Enforcement Intern Training Act.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Law Enforcement Intern Training Act.
Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Academy" means a school certified by the Illinois Law
Enforcement Training and Standards Board to provide basic
training under Section 6 of the Illinois Police Training Act.
"Board" means the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Board created by the Illinois Police Training Act.
"Law Enforcement Intern" means a civilian who has met the
requirements to enter the Law Enforcement Intern Training
Program and who is not employed as a law enforcement officer
under the Illinois Police Training Act.
"Graduate Law Enforcement Intern" means a civilian who
has successfully completed the law enforcement intern
training course and is not employed as a law enforcement
officer under the Illinois Police Training Act.
"Trainee" means a law enforcement intern who is enrolled
in the Law Enforcement Intern Training Program.
Section 10. Initiation, administration, and conduct of
program by Board. The Board may initiate, administer, and
conduct the Law Enforcement Intern Training Program. The
training for law enforcement interns shall be provided at any
certified academy selected by the Board. The Board shall
have the authority to establish enrollment limitations.
Section 15. Election to participate in the program. Any
person may elect to apply to participate in the Law
Enforcement Intern Training Program. To be eligible to
participate, the person must meet the minimum criteria
established by the Board that includes, but is not limited
to, physical fitness standards, educational standards,
psychological standards, 21 years of age, of good character,
and not convicted of a felony offense or other crime
involving moral turpitude under the laws of this State or any
other State that, if convicted in this State, would be
punishable as a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.
Applicants shall be accepted for the program on a person by
person basis and shall not take the place of or prevent a law
enforcement officer from entering an academy class to meet
the basic training requirements set forth in the Illinois
Police Training Act. The Board's investigators shall enforce
the provisions of this Act to ensure compliance with the Act,
including, but not limited to, administrating a criminal
justice background check that includes State and federal
criminal histories, conducting interviews, obtaining, by
subpoena if necessary, investigative records, police records,
personnel records, or other records that may be needed.
Nothing in this Act shall override or replace, preempt,
or supersede, any hiring or selection standard, process,
procedure, requirement, or mechanism established by any local
governmental unit, or State statute or regulation that is in
effect or amended hereafter.
Section 20. Certification; transition course. The Board
shall require law enforcement interns to undertake, at a
minimum, the same training requirements as established for
law enforcement officers under the Illinois Police Training
Act. The Board certificate reserved for law enforcement
officers shall not be awarded until the law enforcement
intern is employed, has successfully completed the State
certification exam, and meets the requirements established by
the Board. The Law Enforcement Intern Certificate shall be
issued to the trainee following the successful completion of
the course. The graduate law enforcement intern, if not
employed as a law enforcement officer within 2 years after
issuance of the law enforcement intern certificate, must then
meet the requirements of the Illinois Police Training Act
upon employment. A graduate law enforcement intern who is
not employed within one year, but is hired within 2 years
after completing the course, must successfully complete a
transition course approved by the Illinois Police Training
Board and again successfully complete the law enforcement
State certification exam in order to obtain the Board's
certificate reserved for law enforcement officers. The
transition course shall consist of a minimum of 80 hours and
shall be conducted at a Board certified academy.
Section 25. Police Training Board Services Fund. The
Board shall charge, collect, or receive fees, tuition, or
moneys from persons electing to enter the Law Enforcement
Intern Training Program equivalent to the costs of providing
personnel, equipment, services, and training to law
enforcement interns that, in the judgement of the Board, are
in the best interest of the State.
All fees or moneys received by the Board under this Act
shall be deposited in a special fund in the State Treasury to
be known as the Police Training Board Services Fund. The
moneys deposited in the Police Training Board Services Fund
shall be appropriated to the Board for expenses of the Board
for the administration and conduct of training.
Section 30. Rules; dismissal of trainee. The Board may
make, amend, and rescind any rules that may be necessary to
carry out the provisions of this Act. A copy of all rules
and amendments or rescissions shall be filed with the
Secretary of State within a reasonable time after adoption.
The academies certified by the Board and participating in the
training program may dismiss from the academy any trainee
prior to the completion of the course if, in the opinion of
the person in charge of the training school, the trainee is
unable or unwilling to satisfactorily complete the prescribed
course of training.
Section 35. Severability. The provisions of this Act
are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
Section 100. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.449 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.449 new)
Sec. 5.449. Police Training Board Services Fund.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon