ENFORCING ILLINOIS CANNABIS LAWS

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Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: Tony LeBron

Tony started his career in 1979 as a police officer in Rushville, Illinois.  He later joined the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher, correctional officer and deputy.  He was hired by the Illinois State Police in 1984 and was assigned to patrol operations in the Champaign area.
 
He later transferred to the Division of Criminal Investigation, Zone 8 (Peoria, Illinois).  He worked in an undercover capacity with a covert narcotics unit and conducted drug investigations.  He later transferred to the District 8 patrol operations in Peoria.  While a member of District 8 patrol, he completed a temporary duty assignment with the General Criminal Investigations unit.
 
In 1997, Tony was selected as the supervisor for the Breath Alcohol Training Section for the Illinois State Police.  His responsibilities included training law enforcement personnel in Breath Analysis Instrument Operations and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  In addition, he served as the Drug Recognition Expert State Coordinator.  As a Sergeant he supervised the Alcohol and Substance Testing program, which had been under the direction of the Illinois Department of Public Health and later transferred to the Illinois State Police.  This new responsibility required him to supervise the inspection, certification, maintenance and licensing of all evidential breath analysis instruments and operators in Illinois.  He also assisted in the development of the Administrative Rules for Chemical Testing, as well as testing and evaluation of new breath analysis technology and development of pupillometry for the detection of impairment. 
 
In 2002, Tony served as a Master Sergeant assigned to District 08 in Peoria.  He supervised patrol operations with an emphasis on impaired driving enforcement.  He has been declared an expert witness in several jurisdictions and instructed around the country on impaired driving topics.  He contributed to the publication, “Successful Prosecution of the DUI Offender: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Breath Testing Procedures”, edited by Fournier, E., Inside the Minds™, 31-60. United States: Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2009.
 
Tony retired from the Illinois State Police in November 2009 and continued to provide drug and alcohol training to criminal justice professionals, educational professionals and private industry.  He also served as the SFST/DRE State Coordinator for the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association in cooperation with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and the Illinois Department of Transportation.         
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

ALL OFFICERS MUST SHOW PROPER DEPARTMENT IDENTIFICATION TO BE ADMITTED TO THE TRAINING AREA

The “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” as described in “Amendment to HB 1438”, was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 25th, 2019.  This legislation permits the cultivation, selling, and the adult use of cannabis, beginning January 1, 2020.  The implementation of this legislation will have a tremendous effect on all aspects of law enforcement.  The most profound impact will be on traffic safety.  Illinois officers need to be trained to understand the legislation and to take appropriate action when required.  At the end of this eight-hour block of instruction officers will have:
  1. An understanding of the new cannabis laws as it relates to their duties as police officers. 
  2. An understanding of cannabis species, strains, extracts and the products associated with the cannabis industry.
  3. The knowledge to take enforcement action when required.
  4. The knowledge to observe, identify, and articulate cannabis usage.
 Participant Objectives
  • Describe business organization which may cultivate and sell cannabis
  • Describe the entities associated with transporting, testing and education 
  • Describe the state agencies associated with regulating the cannabis industry
  • Distinguish the laws governing medical cannabis and the adult user
  • Define the possession limits for Illinois residents and non-residents
  • Describe who is banned from the medical program
  • Define the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program
  • Define the Medical Cannabis Provisional Patients  
  • Summarize scientific research related to driving and cannabis usage
  • Recognize signs and symptoms associated with cannabis usage
  • Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Administer Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Administer eye checks
  • Describe research regarding the effectiveness of field tests  
  • Describe the two Implied Consent provision associated with the legislation
  • Describe how to conduct chemical tests
  • Describe actions to be taken when violations occur
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, is PENDING through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
 
 
TRAINING MANDATES MET BY THIS TRAINING
  Civil Rights   Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training   Psychology of Domestic Violence
 
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
 
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark