HB 5587

Providing Help Instead of Making Arrests
6:17 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Illinois Police, Military Vets, and PTSD

Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker
Rich Egger

Police officers in Illinois could soon be better trained to help military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

A new law (HB 5587) requires a training program on the disorder be conducted by the Illinois State Police Academy and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.

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