UPDATE ON "REVISED USE OF FORCE" BROCHURES
The Training Board is currently mailing out the 2013 Revised Use of Force brochures to all agencies using the current roster to determine the number of brochures to send to each agency. Please note the brochure is only for use during the annual firearms qualification of your active officers. Once the agencies are completed, the Board will be providing copies to the MTUs and academies for their respective basic firearms courses. If your agency needs additional brochures, the PDF version can be found on our website. The Board will reprint the brochure every fiscal year (July 1st) as long as funds are available.
If you have any questions, please email Cora Beem at email@example.com.
FAQ related to the Concealed Carry law (P.A. 98-0063)
The Illinois State Police, who has the primary responsibility of implementation of the Illinois Concealed Carry law, have posted answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on their website. Updates are posted as needed.
Please note the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is not involved in any part of the implementation of this law. In-service and basic training for local law enforcement officers will be forthcoming from the Mobile Training Units and Basic Law Enforcement academies.
BASIC ARSON INVESTIGATOR COURSE
SWIC is currently accepting applications for the Board-certified, OSFM-approved 200-hour Basic Arson Investigator course. The course is tentative scheduled to start November 18th, 2013 in Belleville, IL. The course is open to any ìpaid FF II, with chiefís consent, and who has attended Fire Modules I and IIî.
Applications are due no later than November 4th, 2013 and the course is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met by that date.
For further information, please check SWICís website at www.southwesternpoliceacademy.com.
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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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.
PART-TIME ORDINANCE SAMPLE
Our Part-time ordinance sample is available here in PDF or MS-WORD.
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.
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.