Local Training - 560-Hour Basic Training Course

  • Certified: Yes, this course is Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified for reimbursement
  • Enrollment: 25 minimum, 40 maximum
  • Duration: 560 Hours

This course prepares trainees for the performance of their duties as Illinois local law enforcement officers. Instructional units for this course include the following: Illinois Vehicle Code, Physical Training, Criminal Offenses in Illinois, Civil Rights and Civil Liability, Firearms, Control and Arrest Tactics, Taser Certification, Law Enforcement Driving, and Initial Medical Response. Evaluations will be made on the basis of written examinations, performance in field practical exercises (Physical Training, Control and Arrest Tactics, and Firearms), scenario based training exercises, classroom participation, and behavior.

Students must achieve an overall academic average of 70 percent and successfully demonstrate skills during practical exercises.

To obtain certification from the Board, students must also pass a comprehensive examination administered by ILETSB.

For each supervisor provided to assist in the administration of this course, two student slots are provided to that agency at no charge.

An optional Patrol Rifle course is offered for an additional fee the week following graduation.

THE APPLICANT NEEDS TO BE EMPLOYED BY A MUNICIPAL POLICE OR COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN ILLINOIS TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING.