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Download the "Illinois Police Accountability Know Your Rights Packet"

This e-book educates and informs the public about the Illinois SAFE-T Act’s Police Accountability Through Decertification for Misconduct. Download this free excerpt today, then schedule your consultation.

What's Included? - Table of Contents

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  1. What is certification and decertification of police officers and deputies and why is it important for police accountability?

  2. What state agency is responsible for certification (licensing) and decertification (revoking license) of police officers and Sheriff’s deputies and what is the certification

  3. process under Illinois law?

  4. Can a police officer or a Sheriff’s deputy be decertified for misconduct if the officer or deputy is not terminated from employment and is not held criminally liable?

  5. Who can submit a complaint for police misconduct to start the decertification process?

  6. How can I submit a complaint for police misconduct to start the decertification process?

  7. Are police officers, Sheriff’s deputies, police chiefs, and sheriffs who are aware of or engaged in misconduct required to report this information to the state agency responsible for

  8. certification and decertification of police in Illinois?

  9. Can criminal actions of misconduct by a police officer or Sheriff’s deputy result in decertification?

  10.  If so, which criminal actions are decertifiable?

  11. Can non-criminal actions of misconduct by a police officer or Sheriff’s deputy result in decertification?

  12. If so, which non-criminal actions are decertifiable?         

  13. What is the Law Enforcement Certification Review Panel   and what does it do?

  14. Are civilians without a police background on the  Law Enforcement Certification Review Panel?

  15. Besides recommending decertification of law enforcement officers for misconduct to ILETSB, what other powers does the Law Enforcement Certification Review Panel have?

  16. Can I submit complaints to both ILETSB and a civilian oversight authority for the same incident?

  17. If so, would their investigations and/or decisions impact each other?

  18. Appendix A: Decertifiable Misdemeanors      

  19. Appendix B: ILETSB Complaint Form Q        

  20. Appendix C: How to File a Complaint             

  21. Appendix D: Decertification (Automatic and Discretionary) Pathways

  22. Appendix E: Contact Information                 

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