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Title:Metro East Police District Commission
Contact Name:Calvin Dye
Function:The governing and administrative powers of the Metro East Police District shall be vested in a body politic and corporate named the Metro East Police District Commission, whose powers are the following: (1) To apply for, accept and expend grants, loans, or appropriations from the State of Illinois, the federal government, any State or federal agency or instrumentality, any unit of local government, or any other person or entity to be used for any of the purposes of the District. The Commission may enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois, the federal government, any State or federal instrumentality, any unit of local government, or any other person or entity in relation to grants, matching grants, loans, or appropriations. The Commission may provide grants, loans, or appropriations for law enforcement purposes to any unit of local government within the District. (2) To enter into contracts or agreements with persons or entities for the supply of goods or services as may be necessary for the purposes of the District. (3) To acquire fee simple title to real property lying within the District and personal property required for its purposes, by gift, purchase, contract, or otherwise for law enforcement purposes including evidence storage, records storage, equipment storage, detainment facilities, training facilities, office space and other purposes of the District. Title shall be taken in the name of the Commission. The Commission may acquire by lease any real property located within the District and personal property found by the Commission to be necessary for its purposes and to which the Commission finds that it need not acquire fee simple title for carrying out of those purposes. The Commission has no eminent domain powers or quick-take powers under this provision. (4) To establish by resolution rules and regulations that the police departments within the District may adopt concerning: officer ethics; the carry and use of weapons; search and seizure procedures; procedures for arrests with and without warrants; alternatives to arrest; the use of officer discretion; strip searches and body cavity searches; profiling; use of reasonable force; use of deadly force; use of authorized less than lethal weapons; reporting uses of force; weapons and ammunition; weapons proficiency and training; crime analysis; purchasing and requisitions; department property; inventory and control; issue and reissue; recruitment; training attendance; lesson plans; remedial training; officer training record maintenance; department animals; response procedures; pursuit of motor vehicles; roadblocks and forcible stops; missing or mentally ill persons; use of equipment; use of vehicle lights and sirens; equipment specifications and maintenance; vehicle safety restraints; authorized personal equipment; protective vests and high risk situations; mobile data access; in-car video and audio; case file management; investigative checklists; informants; cold cases; polygraphs; shift briefings; interviews of witnesses and suspects; line-ups and show-ups; confidential information; juvenile operations; offenders, custody, and interrogation; crime prevention and community interface; critical incident response and planning; hostage negotiation; search and rescue; special events; personnel, equipment, and facility inspections; victim/witness rights, preliminary contact, and follow up; next of kin notification; traffic stops and approaches; speed-measuring devices; DUI procedures; traffic collision reporting and investigation; citation inventory, control and administration; escorts; towing procedures; detainee searches and transportation; search and inventory of vehicles; escape prevention procedures and detainee restraint; sick, injured, and disabled detainees; vehicle safety; holding facility standards; collection and preservation of evidence including but not limited to photos, video, fingerprints, computers, records, DNA samples, controlled substances, weapons, and physical evidence; police report standards and format; submission of evidence to laboratories; follow up of outstanding cases; and application for charges with the State's Attorney, United States Attorney, Attorney General, or other prosecuting authority. Any police department located within the Metro East Police District that does not adopt any rule or regulation established by resolution by the Commission shall not be eligible to receive funds from the Metro East Police District Fund. The adoption of any policies or procedures pursuant to this Section shall not be inconsistent with any rights under current collective bargaining agreements, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act or other laws governing collective bargaining. (5) No later than one year after the effective date of this Act, to assume for police departments within the District the authority to make application for and accept financial grants or contributions of services from any public or private source for law enforcement purposes. (6) To develop a comprehensive plan for improvement and maintenance of law enforcement facilities within the District. (7) To advance police departments within the District towards accreditation by the national Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) within 3 years after creation of the District.
Term:2 years, ending on December 31 and until successors are appointed and qualified.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Composition:14 appointed members and 3 ex-officio members 7 members shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall represent an organization that represents the largest number of police officers employed by the municipalities described by Section 5 of this Act. 4 members shall be appointed by the Mayor of East Saint Louis, with the advice and consent of the city council. 1 member each shall be appointed by the Village Presidents of Washington Park, Alorton, and Brooklyn, with the advice and consent of the espective village boards. The Mayor of East Saint Louis, with the approval of the city council, may serve as one of the members appointed for East Saint Louis, and the Village Presidents of Washington Park, Alorton, and Brooklyn, with the approval of their respective boards, may serve as the member for their respective municipalities. The Director of the Illinois State Police, or his or her designee, the State's Attorney of St. Clair County, or his or her designee, and the Director of the Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission, or his or her designee, shall serve as ex-officio members. Ex-officio members may only vote on matters before the Commission in the event of a tie vote.
Authority:70 ILCS 1750/10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Austell, LarryVillage President of AlortonMemberNone
Dye, Calvin12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorChair, MemberSt. Clair
Eckert, Annette12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Fitzgerald, William E.StatuteEx-Officio, Director, Southern Illinois Law Enforcment CommissionNone
Floore, MichaelMayor of East Saint LouisMemberNone
Gomric, JamesStatuteEx-Officio, St. Clair State's AttorneyNone
Granger, Kendall12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Gulley, Martin12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Keller, AubreyVillage President of Washington ParkMemberNone
Kelly, BrendanStatuteEx-Officio, Director of State PoliceNone
Parks, AlvinMayor of East Saint LouisMemberNone
Richards, Roger12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Riley, VirgilMayor of East Saint LouisMemberNone
Scott, Johnny12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Scott, Rob12/31/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberSangamon
Tomlinson, TonyVillage President of BrooklynMemberNone
Watson, RickMayor of East Saint LouisMemberNone