Sworn Personnel, ISP Retirees, Cadets, and Recruits receive highly specialized training from the Illinois State Police Firearms Training Unit (FTU). Students are trained on weapon safety, efficient firearm handling, types of weapon marksmanship fundamentals, threat identification, and firearms related tactics.
- Sworn Personnel: Quarterly Pistol qualification, annual Rifle/Shotgun qualification
- Cadets: 114 hours of Pistol, Shotgun, and Rifle training
- Recruits: 44 hours of training on a department issued pistol and additional training on Shotgun handling/operation
- ISP Retirees: Annual qualification to meet the guidelines of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)