2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 20 - EXECUTIVE BRANCH
20 ILCS 2610/ - State Police Act.
(20 ILCS 2610/0.01) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State Police Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(20 ILCS 2610/1) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.1)
Sec. 1. The Department of State Police, hereinafter called the Department, shall maintain divisions in accordance with Section 2605-25 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-25). The Department, by the Director, shall appoint State policemen, also known as State Police Officers, as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)
(20 ILCS 2610/2) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.2)
Sec. 2. The Director shall be responsible for the management and control of the Department. The Director shall make and adopt rules and regulations for the direction, control, discipline and conduct of the members of the Department and such other rules for the government and operation of the Department as he may deem necessary. He shall also designate the authority and responsibility within the limits of this Act for each rank of State policemen in the Department.
(Source: P.A. 85-1042.)
(20 ILCS 2610/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.3)
Sec. 3. The Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Department of State Police Merit Board, hereinafter called the Board, consisting of 5 members to hold office, one until the third Monday in March, 1951, one until the third Monday in March, 1953, and one until the third Monday in March, 1955, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. One of the members added by this amendatory Act of 1977 shall serve a term expiring on the third Monday in March, 1980, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, and one shall serve a term expiring on the third Monday in March, 1982, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Upon the expiration of the terms of office of those first appointed, their respective successors shall be appointed to hold office from the third Monday in March of the year of their respective appointments for a term of six years and until their successors are appointed and qualified for a like term. No more than 3 members of the Board shall be affiliated with the same political party. If the Senate is not in session at the time initial appointments are made pursuant to this section, the Governor shall make temporary appointments as in the case of a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 87-284.)
(20 ILCS 2610/4) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.4)
Sec. 4. In case of a vacancy in the office of any member of the Board during the recess of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the Senate, shall hold his office during the remainder of the term and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1357.)
(20 ILCS 2610/5) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.5)
Sec. 5. Each member of the Board shall receive the sum of $125 per day for each day during which he is engaged in transacting the business of the Board, or an amount set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, and, in addition thereto, his actual traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred in discharging the duties of his office; provided, no member of the Board shall receive compensation for more than 100 days of work in any one fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 83-1177.)
(20 ILCS 2610/6) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.6)
Sec. 6. The Board is authorized to employ such clerical and technical staff assistants, not to exceed fifteen, as may be necessary to enable the Board to transact its business and, if the rate of compensation is not otherwise fixed by law, to fix their compensation.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1357.)
(20 ILCS 2610/7) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.7)
Sec. 7. As soon as practicable after the members of the Board have been appointed, they shall meet and shall organize by electing a chairman and a secretary. The initial chairman and secretary, and their successors, shall be elected by the Board from among its members for a term of two years or for the remainder of their term of office as a member of the Board, whichever is the shorter. Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Board shall hold regular quarterly meetings and such other meetings as may be called by the chairman.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
(20 ILCS 2610/7.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.7-1)
Sec. 7.1. In furtherance of the policy of this Act that the Board shall exercise its powers and duties in an independent manner, subject to the provisions of this Act but free from the direction, control or influence of any other agency or department of State government, after June 30, 1989 all expenses and liabilities incurred by the Board in the performance of its responsibilities hereunder shall be paid from funds which shall be appropriated to the Board by the General Assembly for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-931.)
(20 ILCS 2610/7.2)
Sec. 7.2. State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund.
(a) A special fund in the State treasury is hereby created which shall be known as the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund. The Fund shall be used by the State Police Merit Board to provide a cadet program for State Police personnel and to meet all costs associated with the functions of the State Police Merit Board. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund is not subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund into any other fund of the State.
(b) The Fund may receive State appropriations, gifts, grants, and federal funds and shall include earnings from the investment of moneys in the Fund.
(c) The administration of this Fund shall be the responsibility of the State Police Merit Board. The Board shall establish terms and conditions for the operation of the Fund. The Board shall establish and implement fiscal controls and accounting periods for programs operated using the Fund. All fees or moneys received by the State Treasurer under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act shall be deposited into the Fund. The moneys deposited in the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund shall be appropriated to the State Police Merit Board for expenses of the Board for the administration and conduct of all its programs for State Police personnel.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)
(20 ILCS 2610/8) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.8)
Sec. 8. The Board shall exercise jurisdiction over the certification for appointment and promotion, and over the discipline, removal, demotion and suspension of Department of State Police officers. Pursuant to recognized merit principles of public employment, the Board shall formulate, adopt, and put into effect rules, regulations and procedures for its operation and the transaction of its business. The Board shall establish a classification of ranks of persons subject to its jurisdiction and shall set standards and qualifications for each rank. Each Department of State Police officer appointed by the Director shall be classified as a State Police officer as follows: trooper, sergeant, master sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, or Special Agent.
(Source: P.A. 100-49, eff. 1-1-18.)
(20 ILCS 2610/8.2) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.8b)
Sec. 8.2. All State Policemen, regardless of rank, shall receive a longevity increment at the start of their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th years of service with the Illinois State Police amounting to approximately five percent of a trooper's salary for the year preceding that service anniversary.
(Source: P.A. 83-914.)
(20 ILCS 2610/9) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.9)
Sec. 9. Appointment; qualifications.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the appointment of Department of State Police officers shall be made from those applicants who have been certified by the Board as being qualified for appointment. All persons so appointed shall, at the time of their appointment, be not less than 21 years of age, or 20 years of age and have successfully completed an associate's degree or 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university. Any person appointed subsequent to successful completion of an associate's degree or 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university shall not have power of arrest, nor shall he or she be permitted to carry firearms, until he or she reaches 21 years of age. In addition, all persons so certified for appointment shall be of sound mind and body, be of good moral character, be citizens of the United States, have no criminal records, possess such prerequisites of training, education, and experience as the Board may from time to time prescribe so long as persons who have an associate's degree or 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university are not disqualified, and shall be required to pass successfully such mental and physical tests and examinations as may be prescribed by the Board. All persons who meet one of the following requirements are deemed to have met the collegiate educational requirements:
- (i) have been honorably discharged and who have been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal by the United States Armed Forces;
- (ii) are active members of the Illinois National Guard or a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces and who have been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal as a result of honorable service during deployment on active duty;
- (iii) have been honorably discharged who served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay during deployment on active duty; or
- (iv) have at least 3 years of full active and continuous military duty and received an honorable discharge before hiring.
Preference shall be given in such appointments to persons who have honorably served in the military or naval services of the United States. All appointees shall serve a probationary period of 12 months from the date of appointment and during that period may be discharged at the will of the Director. However, the Director may in his or her sole discretion extend the probationary period of an officer up to an additional 6 months when to do so is deemed in the best interest of the Department. Nothing in this subsection (a) limits the Board's ability to prescribe education prerequisites or requirements to certify Department of State Police officers for promotion as provided in Section 10 of this Act.
(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Act, after July 1, 1977 and before July 1, 1980, the Director of State Police may appoint and promote not more than 20 persons having special qualifications as special agents as he or she deems necessary to carry out the Department's objectives. Any such appointment or promotion shall be ratified by the Board.
(c) During the 90 days following the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, the Director of State Police may appoint up to 25 persons as State Police officers. These appointments shall be made in accordance with the requirements of this subsection (c) and any additional criteria that may be established by the Director, but are not subject to any other requirements of this Act. The Director may specify the initial rank for each person appointed under this subsection.
All appointments under this subsection (c) shall be made from personnel certified by the Board. A person certified by the Board and appointed by the Director under this subsection must have been employed by the Illinois Commerce Commission on November 30, 1994 in a job title subject to the Personnel Code and in a position for which the person was eligible to earn "eligible creditable service" as a "noncovered employee", as those terms are defined in Article 14 of the Illinois Pension Code.
Persons appointed under this subsection (c) shall thereafter be subject to the same requirements and procedures as other State police officers. A person appointed under this subsection must serve a probationary period of 12 months from the date of appointment, during which he or she may be discharged at the will of the Director.
This subsection (c) does not affect or limit the Director's authority to appoint other State Police officers under subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-11, eff. 7-1-17; 101-374, eff. 1-1-20.)
(20 ILCS 2610/10) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.10)
Sec. 10. Except as provided in Section 9 of this Act, promotion of Department of State Police officers shall be made by the Director from those candidates who have been certified to him as being qualified for promotion. The Board shall make certifications for promotions on the basis of job performance measurement, seniority, education, or written or oral examinations. All vacancies in all ranks above the lowest shall be filled by promotion.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)
(20 ILCS 2610/11) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.11)
Sec. 11. All appointments and promotions shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations of the Board without considering the political affiliation of any applicant.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1329.)
(20 ILCS 2610/12.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.12-1)
Sec. 12.1. No person may be retained in service as a State policeman after he has reached 60 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 78-308.)
(20 ILCS 2610/12.2)
Sec. 12.2. Burial benefit for State police officers killed in the line of duty.
(a) The Department of State Police shall pay directly or reimburse, up to a maximum of $20,000, the burial expenses of each State police officer who is killed in the line of duty after June 30, 2018.
(b) The payments provided for in this Section shall be paid out of moneys appropriated to the Department for the personal services of State police officers.
(c) The Department of State Police shall adopt rules governing the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-28, eff. 1-1-20.)
(20 ILCS 2610/12.5)
Sec. 12.5. Zero tolerance drug policy. Any person employed by the Department of State Police who tests positive in accordance with established Departmental drug testing procedures for any substance prohibited by the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall be discharged from employment. Any person employed by the Department of State Police who tests positive in accordance with established Departmental drug testing procedures for any substance prohibited by the Cannabis Control Act may be discharged from employment. Refusal to submit to a drug test, ordered in accordance with Departmental procedures, by any person employed by the Department shall be construed as a positive test, and the person shall be discharged from employment. The changes made in this Section by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall apply to all pending and future incidents under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-1130, eff. 11-27-18.)
(20 ILCS 2610/13) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.13)
Sec. 13. Disciplinary measures prescribed by the Board for Department of State Police officers may be taken by the Director for the punishment of infractions of the rules and regulations of the respective divisions as promulgated by the Department. Such disciplinary measures may include suspension of any such officer for a reasonable period, not exceeding 30 days.
Any officer so suspended, within 10 days after suspension, may petition the Board in writing to review the suspension, and upon the filing of such petition with the Board, the Board shall within a reasonable amount of time, but no later than 30 days after the date of request for review set the written petition for hearing before the Board upon not less than 10 days' notice at a place to be designated by the chairman thereof. The Board may sustain the action of the Director, reverse it with instructions that the officer receive his pay for the period involved, or reduce the length of suspension with instructions that the officer's pay be adjusted accordingly. No later than July 1, 1987, the Board shall promulgate rules which include the standards to be used in determining when compensation will be awarded to an officer who is found not guilty or has served a greater period of suspension than prescribed by the Board. The Board may not increase the length of suspension imposed by the Director. The Board may, by unanimous decision, dismiss the petition if it has determined that there is no substantial basis for its review of the suspension. In all other respects, the hearing shall be conducted in the manner provided for in Section 14 hereof. The provisions of the "Administrative Review Law" and the rules adopted pursuant thereto shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of any order of the board rendered pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1042.)
(20 ILCS 2610/14) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.14)
Sec. 14. Except as is otherwise provided in this Act, no Department of State Police officer shall be removed, demoted or suspended except for cause, upon written charges filed with the Board by the Director and a hearing before the Board thereon upon not less than 10 days' notice at a place to be designated by the chairman thereof. At such hearing, the accused shall be afforded full opportunity to be heard in his or her own defense and to produce proof in his or her defense. Anyone filing a complaint against a State Police Officer must have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit. Any such complaint, having been supported by a sworn affidavit, and having been found, in total or in part, to contain false information, shall be presented to the appropriate State's Attorney for a determination of prosecution.
Before any such officer may be interrogated or examined by or before the Board, or by a departmental agent or investigator specifically assigned to conduct an internal investigation, the results of which hearing, interrogation or examination may be the basis for filing charges seeking his or her suspension for more than 15 days or his or her removal or discharge, he or she shall be advised in writing as to what specific improper or illegal act he or she is alleged to have committed; he or she shall be advised in writing that his or her admissions made in the course of the hearing, interrogation or examination may be used as the basis for charges seeking his or her suspension, removal or discharge; and he or she shall be advised in writing that he or she has a right to counsel of his or her choosing, who may be present to advise him or her at any hearing, interrogation or examination. A complete record of any hearing, interrogation or examination shall be made, and a complete transcript or electronic recording thereof shall be made available to such officer without charge and without delay.
The Board shall have the power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers in support of the charges and for the defense. Each member of the Board or a designated hearing officer shall have the power to administer oaths or affirmations. If the charges against an accused are established by a preponderance of evidence, the Board shall make a finding of guilty and order either removal, demotion, suspension for a period of not more than 180 days, or such other disciplinary punishment as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Board which, in the opinion of the members thereof, the offense merits. Thereupon the Director shall direct such removal or other punishment as ordered by the Board and if the accused refuses to abide by any such disciplinary order, the Director shall remove him or her forthwith.
If the accused is found not guilty or has served a period of suspension greater than prescribed by the Board, the Board shall order that the officer receive compensation for the period involved. The award of compensation shall include interest at the rate of 7% per annum.
The Board may include in its order appropriate sanctions based upon the Board's rules and regulations. If the Board finds that a party has made allegations or denials without reasonable cause or has engaged in frivolous litigation for the purpose of delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation, it may order that party to pay the other party's reasonable expenses, including costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The State of Illinois and the Department shall be subject to these sanctions in the same manner as other parties.
In case of the neglect or refusal of any person to obey a subpoena issued by the Board, any circuit court, upon application of any member of the Board, may order such person to appear before the Board and give testimony or produce evidence, and any failure to obey such order is punishable by the court as a contempt thereof.
The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of any order of the Board rendered pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, a policy making officer, as defined in the Employee Rights Violation Act, of the Department of State Police shall be discharged from the Department of State Police as provided in the Employee Rights Violation Act, enacted by the 85th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-891, eff. 5-10-10.)
(20 ILCS 2610/14a)
Sec. 14a. Statements obtained in violation of law. Any statements or admissions obtained during the course of any hearing or interrogation not conducted in accordance with this Act may not be utilized against the officer in any subsequent disciplinary proceeding. For the purposes of this Section, "hearing" or "interrogation" means a hearing or interrogation conducted pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-419.)
(20 ILCS 2610/16) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.16)
Sec. 16. State policemen shall enforce the provisions of The Illinois Vehicle Code, approved September 29, 1969, as amended, and Article 9 of the "Illinois Highway Code" as amended; and shall patrol the public highways and rural districts to make arrests for violations of the provisions of such Acts. They are conservators of the peace and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, except that they may exercise such powers anywhere in this State. The State policemen shall cooperate with the police of cities, villages and incorporated towns, and with the police officers of any county, in enforcing the laws of the State and in making arrests and recovering property. They may be equipped with standardized and tested devices for weighing motor vehicles and may stop and weigh, acting reasonably, or cause to be weighed, any motor vehicle which appears to weigh in excess of the weight permitted by law. It shall also be the duty of the State police to determine, whenever possible, the person or persons or the causes responsible for the breaking or destruction of any improved hard-surfaced roadway; to arrest all persons criminally responsible for such breaking or destruction and bring them before the proper officer for trial. The Department of State Police shall divide the State into Districts and assign each district to one or more policemen. No person employed under this Act, however, shall serve or execute civil process, except for process issued under the authority of the General Assembly, or a committee or commission thereof vested with subpoena powers when the county sheriff refuses or fails to serve such process, and except for process issued under the authority of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)
(20 ILCS 2610/17) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.17)
Sec. 17. The Division shall purchase and furnish to the policemen appropriate uniforms including a metal star or badge bearing the words "Illinois State Police", identification, and such vehicles and other equipment as may be necessary.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
(20 ILCS 2610/17a) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.17a)
Sec. 17a. The Department of Central Management Services shall procure and furnish to each State policeman, without cost to him, public liability insurance protecting him against any liability arising out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits not exceeding $100,000 or include each such State policeman under a self-insurance plan implemented under Section 405-105 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-105).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)
(20 ILCS 2610/17b)
Sec. 17b. Retiring officer; purchase of service firearm and police badge. The Director of State Police shall establish a policy to allow a State Police officer who is honorably retiring or separating in good standing to purchase either one or both of the following: (i) any State Police badge previously issued to that officer; or (ii) if the officer has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the service firearm issued or previously issued to the officer by the Department of State Police. The cost of the firearm purchased shall be the replacement value of the firearm and not the firearm's fair market value.
(Source: P.A. 100-931, eff. 8-17-18.)
(20 ILCS 2610/18) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.18)
Sec. 18. The Director may also authorize any civilian employee of the Department who is not a State policeman to be a truck weighing inspector with the power of enforcing the provisions of Sections 15-102, 15-103, 15-107, 15-111, and 15-301 and subsection (d) of Section 3-401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-830, eff. 1-1-19.)
(20 ILCS 2610/20) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.18a)
Sec. 20. The Department from time to time may enter into contracts with The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, hereinafter called the Authority, with respect to the policing of toll highways by the State Police. Such contracts shall provide among other matters for the compensation or reimbursement of the Department by the Authority for the costs incurred by this State with respect to such policing service, including, but not limited to, the costs of: (1) compensation and training of the State policemen and the clerical employees assigned to such policing service; and (2) uniforms, equipment, supplies and housing used by such personnel; and (3) reimbursement of such sums as the State expends in connection with payments of claims for injuries or illnesses suffered by such personnel in the line of duty. Each such contract may provide for the methods of ascertaining such costs, and shall be of such duration and may contain such other appropriate terms as the Department and the Authority may agree upon. The Department is not obliged to furnish policing service on any highway under the jurisdiction of the Authority except as required by contract.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)
(20 ILCS 2610/21) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.18b)
Sec. 21. (a) The Department shall appoint as State policemen the number of persons required for assignment to the policing of toll highways by contracts made pursuant to Section 20 of this Act; and such policemen shall have the same qualifications and shall be appointed and paid and shall receive the same benefits, as all other State policemen.
(b) The Director shall assign such policemen in accordance with the contract provisions, which may authorize temporary increases or decreases in the number of policemen so assigned when emergency conditions so require.
(c) State policemen so assigned have, in policing the toll highways, all powers and duties of enforcement and arrest which Section 16 of this Act confers upon State policemen generally in policing other public highways and other areas, and in addition have the duty to enforce all regulations established by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority pursuant to the authority of "An Act in relation to the construction, operation, regulation and maintenance of a system of toll highways and to create The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and to define its powers and duties, to make an appropriation in conjunction therewith", approved August 7, 1967, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1042.)
(20 ILCS 2610/22) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.18c)
Sec. 22. The Director and the State policemen appointed by him, when authorized by the Director, may expend such sums as the Director deems necessary in the purchase of evidence and in the employment of persons to obtain evidence.
Such sums to be expended shall be advanced to the State policeman who is to make such purchase or employment from funds appropriated or made available by law for the support or use of the Department on vouchers therefor signed by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 85-1042.)
(20 ILCS 2610/23) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.18d)
Sec. 23. Auxiliary State policemen. On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the Director shall not appoint auxiliary State policemen.
The Line of Duty Compensation Act shall be applicable to auxiliary State policemen appointed before this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly upon their death in the line of duty.
(Source: P.A. 100-808, eff. 1-1-19.)
(20 ILCS 2610/24)
Sec. 24. State Police quotas prohibited. The Department may not require a Department of State Police officer to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time. This prohibition shall not affect the conditions of any federal or State grants or funds awarded to the Department and used to fund traffic enforcement programs.
The Department may not, for purposes of evaluating a Department of State Police officer's job performance, compare the number of citations issued by the Department of State Police officer to the number of citations issued by any other Department of State Police officer who has similar job duties. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the Department from evaluating a Department of State Police officer based on the Department of State Police officer's points of contact. For the purposes of this Section, "points of contact" means any quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of the Department of State Police officer's duties, including, but not limited to, the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures. Points of contact shall not include either the issuance of citations or the number of citations issued by a Department of State Police officer.
(Source: P.A. 98-650, eff. 1-1-15.)
(20 ILCS 2610/30)
Sec. 30. Patrol vehicles with in-car video recording cameras.
(a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
- "Audio recording" means the recorded conversation between an officer and a second party.
- "Emergency lights" means oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights on patrol vehicles.
- "In-car video camera" means a video camera located in a Department patrol vehicle.
- "In-car video camera recording equipment" means a video camera recording system located in a Department patrol vehicle consisting of a camera assembly, recording mechanism, and an in-car video recording medium.
- "Enforcement stop" means an action by an officer of the Department in relation to enforcement and investigation duties, including but not limited to, traffic stops, pedestrian stops, abandoned vehicle contacts, motorist assists, commercial motor vehicle stops, roadside safety checks, requests for identification, or responses to requests for emergency assistance.
- "Recording" means the process of capturing data or information stored on a recording medium as required under this Section.
- "Recording medium" means any recording medium authorized by the Department for the retention and playback of recorded audio and video including, but not limited to, VHS, DVD, hard drive, solid state, digital, or flash memory technology.
- "Wireless microphone" means a devise worn by the officer or any other equipment used to record conversations between the officer and a second party and transmitted to the recording equipment.
(b) By June 1, 2009, the Department shall install in-car video camera recording equipment in all patrol vehicles. Subject to appropriation, all patrol vehicles shall be equipped with in-car video camera recording equipment with a recording medium capable of recording for a period of 10 hours or more by June 1, 2011. In-car video camera recording equipment shall be capable of making audio recordings with the assistance of a wireless microphone.
(c) As of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, in-car video camera recording equipment with a recording medium incapable of recording for a period of 10 hours or more shall record activities outside a patrol vehicle whenever (i) an officer assigned a patrol vehicle is conducting an enforcement stop; (ii) patrol vehicle emergency lights are activated or would otherwise be activated if not for the need to conceal the presence of law enforcement; or (iii) an officer reasonably believes recording may assist with prosecution, enhance safety, or for any other lawful purpose. As of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, in-car video camera recording equipment with a recording medium incapable of recording for a period of 10 hours or more shall record activities inside the vehicle when transporting an arrestee or when an officer reasonably believes recording may assist with prosecution, enhance safety, or for any other lawful purpose.
- (1) Recording for an enforcement stop shall begin when the officer determines an enforcement stop is necessary and shall continue until the enforcement action has been completed and the subject of the enforcement stop or the officer has left the scene.
- (2) Recording shall begin when patrol vehicle emergency lights are activated or when they would otherwise be activated if not for the need to conceal the presence of law enforcement, and shall continue until the reason for the activation ceases to exist, regardless of whether the emergency lights are no longer activated.
- (3) An officer may begin recording if the officer reasonably believes recording may assist with prosecution, enhance safety, or for any other lawful purpose; and shall continue until the reason for recording ceases to exist.
(d) In-car video camera recording equipment with a recording medium capable of recording for a period of 10 hours or more shall record activities whenever a patrol vehicle is assigned to patrol duty.
(e) Any enforcement stop resulting from a suspected violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be video and audio recorded. Audio recording shall terminate upon release of the violator and prior to initiating a separate criminal investigation.
(f) Recordings made on in-car video camera recording medium shall be retained by the Department for a storage period of at least 90 days. Under no circumstances shall any recording made on in-car video camera recording medium be altered or erased prior to the expiration of the designated storage period. Upon completion of the storage period, the recording medium may be erased and reissued for operational use unless otherwise ordered by the District Commander or his or her designee or by a court, or if designated for evidentiary or training purposes.
(g) Audio or video recordings made pursuant to this Section shall be available under the applicable provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Only recorded portions of the audio recording or video recording medium applicable to the request will be available for inspection or copying.
(h) The Department shall ensure proper care and maintenance of in-car video camera recording equipment and recording medium. An officer operating a patrol vehicle must immediately document and notify the District Commander or his or her designee of any technical difficulties, failures, or problems with the in-car video camera recording equipment or recording medium. Upon receiving notice, the District Commander or his or her designee shall make every reasonable effort to correct and repair any of the in-car video camera recording equipment or recording medium and determine if it is in the public interest to permit the use of the patrol vehicle.
(i) The Department may promulgate rules to implement this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly only to the extent necessary to apply the existing rules or applicable internal directives.
(Source: P.A. 95-1009, eff. 12-15-08.)
(20 ILCS 2610/35)
Sec. 35. Officer-worn body cameras; policy; training.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, "officer-worn body camera" shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 10 of the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act.
(b) If the Department employs the use of officer-worn body cameras, the Department shall develop a written policy which must include, at a minimum, the guidelines established by the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act.
(c) The Department shall provide training to those officers who utilize officer-worn body cameras.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16.)
(20 ILCS 2610/38)
Sec. 38. Disposal of medications. The Department may by rule authorize State Police officers to dispose of any unused medications under Section 18 of the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-648, eff. 1-1-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
(20 ILCS 2610/40)
Sec. 40. Training; administration of epinephrine.
(a) This Section, along with Section 10.19 of the Illinois Police Training Act, may be referred to as the Annie LeGere Law.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "epinephrine auto-injector" means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a pre-measured dose of epinephrine into the human body prescribed in the name of the Department.
(c) The Department may conduct or approve a training program for State Police officers to recognize and respond to anaphylaxis, including, but not limited to:
- (1) how to recognize symptoms of an allergic reaction;
- (2) how to respond to an emergency involving an allergic reaction;
- (3) how to administer an epinephrine auto-injector;
- (4) how to respond to an individual with a known allergy as well as an individual with a previously unknown allergy;
- (5) a test demonstrating competency of the knowledge required to recognize anaphylaxis and administer an epinephrine auto-injector; and
- (6) other criteria as determined in rules adopted by the Department.
(d) The Department may authorize a State Police officer who has completed the training program under subsection (c) to carry, administer, or assist with the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors whenever he or she is performing official duties.
(e) The Department must establish a written policy to control the acquisition, storage, transportation, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors before it allows any State Police officer to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors.
(f) A physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority may provide a standing protocol or prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of the Department to be maintained for use when necessary.
(g) When a State Police officer administers an epinephrine auto-injector in good faith, the officer and the Department, and its employees and agents, including a physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority who provides a standing order or prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector, incur no civil or professional liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury or death arising from the use of an epinephrine auto-injector.
(Source: P.A. 99-711, eff. 1-1-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-648, eff. 7-31-18.)
(20 ILCS 2610/45)
Sec. 45. Compliance with the Health Care Violence Prevention Act; training. The Department shall comply with the Health Care Violence Prevention Act and shall provide an appropriate level of training for its officers concerning the Health Care Violence Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1051, eff. 1-1-19; 100-1186, eff. 4-5-19.)