(50 ILCS 705/10.11)
Sec. 10.11. Training; death and homicide investigation. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board shall conduct or approve a training program in death and homicide investigation for the training of law enforcement officers of local government agencies and coroners. Only law enforcement officers and coroners who successfully complete the training program may be assigned as lead investigators in death and homicide investigations and coroner's investigations, respectively. Satisfactory completion of the training program shall be evidenced by a certificate issued to the law enforcement officer or coroner by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board shall develop a process for waiver applications sent by a local law enforcement agency administrator or from a coroner's office for those officers or coroners whose prior training and experience as homicide investigators may qualify them for a waiver. The Board may issue a waiver at its discretion, based solely on the prior training and experience of an officer or a coroner as a homicide investigator. This Section does not affect or impede the powers of the office of the coroner to investigate all deaths as provided in Division 3-3 of the Counties Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1111, eff. 1-1-12; 97-553, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1009, eff. 1-1-13.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015