BASIC ARSON INVESTIGATOR COURSE
The Board-certified 200-hour Basic Arson Investigator course is currently not scheduled to be held in 2013. Due to low enrollment, the last course was cancelled and we are now in the processing of updating the Basic Law Enforcement course (foundation for the BAI course). The BAI course is open to paid, firefighters (firefighter 2 rating), who have attended IFSI's Fire and Arson Module I and II. This is not a course for law enforcement officers. LEOs seeking arson investigator training should contact Illinois Fire Service Institute. Please check back with the Board's website in late 2013 to determine the course's status.
LEAD HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR CERTIFICATION FOR CORONERS
50 ILCS 705/10.11
At the March 7th, 2013 Quarterly Board meeting, the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board presented the Lead Homicide Investigator Certification process for Coroners. For specifics on the process, please follow the following link: Letter to ICMEA and Lead Homicide Investigator Waiver Request and Application for Coroners.
2013 Quarterly Meetings
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Police Officer Suicide Task Force
In accordance with Senate Resolution 544, the Board has established the Police Officer Suicide Task Force to study the problem of increased instances of police officer (active and retired) suicide, and formulate plans to reduce these tragic acts. The Task Force must report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by the end of 2012.
Click here for a list of task force members.
80 Hour Transition Course
The 80-hour Transition course was developed to bridge a part-time law enforcement officer who has successfully completed the part-time training program and passed that certification exam into a full time law enforcement position. This course is offered by SWIC - check their website (www.southwesternpoliceacademy.com) for more information.
Implementation of Narcotic Detection Canine Minimum Certification Requirements
Effective July 1st, 2012, P.A. 97-0469 (50 ILCS 705/10.12) mandates that "all police dogs used by State and local law enforcement agencies for drug enforcement purposes…be trained by programs that meet the minimum certification requirements set by the Board." The Training Board refers to these police dogs as "narcotic detection canines".
At the March 8th Training Board meeting, the Board approved both the minimum certification requirements and the implementation process.
IMPACT OF "FLORIDA V. HARRIS" ON NARCOTIC DETECTION CANINE MINIMUM CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
The Training Board has received numerous calls as to how our minimum training standards for Narcotic Detection Canines will change in light of "Florida v. Harris" and "Florida v. Jardines".
The U.S. Supreme Court released their opinions on both of these cases recently and, upon review, we have determined that no changes to the Board's Narcotic Detection Canine Compliance standards will be necessary.
To review the current standards and process, please refer to our training letter by clicking - Information related to Narcotic Detection Canines 10-12.
PART-TIME ORDINANCE SAMPLE
Our Part-time ordinance sample is available here in PDF or MS-WORD.
PTI resumes providing Board-certified BLE, BCO, and other specialized courses
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the University of Illinois to continue operations of the Police Training Institute located in Champaign. The parties have enjoyed a working relationship since 1967 when the board first certified PTI as one of its law enforcement basic training academies. The new and expanded arrangement establishes PTI as a training and research institute – with the board and the university jointly guiding academic research on numerous law enforcement and criminal justice topics.
Click here for more information.
LEAD HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR CERTIFICATION
50 ILCS 705/10.11 (Effective: January 2012)
At the March 3rd, 2011 Quarterly Board meeting, the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board approved the Lead Homicide Investigator Training. For specifics on the training, please follow the following link:Memorandum regarding implementation.
After the officer has attained certification, to maintain a current certificate, the Lead Homicide Investigator must attend 32 hours of Board-approved lead homicide investigator in-service training within a 4 year period after certification. For further information on In-service training, please follow the following link: LHI Recertification Information.
For more information of Lead Homicide Investigator certification and maintenance please see our FAQ section.
Illinois DUI Resource Pages
The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program, in partnership with the University of Illinois-Springfield Institute for Legal Legislative and Policy Studies, is excited to announce the creation of a new website designed for traffic safety professionals! The name of the website is Illinois DUI Resource Pages. It can be found at www.ilduipages.com. This website is intended to be a go-to source for prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers and others involved in the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of traffic offenders, particularly for DUI related offenses. Please visit our site and add it to your “favorites” list!
On this site, you will be able to find research, educational publications, news, links to other traffic safety sites, as well as the most current SFST manual. There is also a members only page, which includes a discussion board, networking list, and other training material.
Information on Private Auxiliary/Reserve Police Organizations
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshals Service, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Illinois State Police, is conducting an investigation into non-governmental, legally unrecognized, and unauthorized "auxiliary/reserve police organizations" offering "police assistance, services, and employees" to county and local police agencies. Certain illicit organizations have been successful in convincing law enforcement agencies that they are legitimate. These organizations have also attempted to create an appearance of authority through financial records and other "legal" documents to avoid constitutional requirements establishing real law enforcement authority for the use of police powers. Since this Board is responsible for the certification of all law enforcement personnel in the State of Illinois, we wanted you to be aware of this situation in order to avoid jeopardizing the safety and security of your community.
Please see the following for more information: Letter from Director Kevin T. McClain, Opinion of Lisa Madigan, Attorney General
Annual Police Chief/Deputy Police Chief Training Hours Public Act 94-354
Please complete the training form which may be located on the ILETSB website with at least a minimum of 20 hours training to the Training Board office. Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs are required to submit mandated training hours annually on a calendar year basis according to P.A. 94-354.
To record your training hours on the appropriate form, please click here.
ATF – eTrace Program
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would like to extend its on-going commitment to the law enforcement community by providing participating agencies with a paperless firearm trace submission system that is readily accessible through a connection to the worldwide web (Internet). This system, known as eTrace, provides the necessary utilities for submitting; retrieving, storing and querying all firearms trace related information relative to your agency. The newly developed eTrace application not only provides your agency with the ability to electronically submit firearm trace requests, but also to monitor progress of traces and efficiently retrieve completed trace results in a real-time environment.
To find out more about eTrace and how your agency can benefit from this program please click here