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Note: This list is not a comprehensive list of all mandates such as those under other State or Federal regulations, etc.

Basic Training

Full-time law enforcement officers must complete the Law Enforcement Basic Training Course within the first 6 months of hire. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705

County Corrections Officers must complete the Corrections Officer Basic Training Course within the first six months of hire. Illinois Police Training Act - 50-ILCS 705

Part-Time Police Officers must complete the Part-Time Basic Training Course. The officer must be enrolled and enter in the course within the first six months of hire with the initial hiring agency. Failure to do so makes the officer ineligible to be a Part-Time Officer in Illinois. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705

In-Service Training

All Illinois Sheriffs must complete 20 hours of training in a calendar year. 55 ILCS 5/3 6007

All Illinois Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs must complete 20 hours of training in a calendar year.
50 ILCS 705 10.7

All Illinois Coroners must complete 24 hours of training in a calendar year. 55 ILCS 5/3 3001

All newly elected Illinois coroners must complete an initial training requirement. 55 ILCS 5/3 3001

Firearms Training

All law enforcement officers and county corrections officers must complete the Mandatory Firearms Training Course. 50 ILCS 710

All law enforcement officers in Illinois must re-qualify with their weapon annually and a firearms roster provided by the Board must be completed and returned. Reporting period is July 1 to June 30 of each year. 50 ILCS 710

Public Act 94-103 Now Requires All Illinois Peace Officers To Qualify Annually In Firearms. For more information click here

Decertification - Felony/Misdemeanor

It is the responsibility of the sheriff or the chief of every local law enforcement agency or department in Illinois to report to the Board any arrest or conviction of any officer for an offense identified in the Act. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705

It is the responsibility of every full-time and part-time law enforcement officer in Illinois to report to the Board within 30 days of his or her arrest or conviction for an offense identified in the Act. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705

Auxiliary Officers

Please be advised that recent changes in Illinois law, precipitated by the passage of Public Act 94-984 (effective June 30, 2006) effectively alters the manner by which municipal auxiliary police officers are to be trained. The purpose of this memorandum is to inform local government officials and law enforcement administrators of the changes in statute, and, of established Board policies and procedures applicable to auxiliary police officers serving municipalities in Illinois. For full statement of policy click here For complete Public Act 94-984 click here. For a letter from ILETSB to municipalities who wish to establish an auxiliary police force click here. For a sample ordinance form click here ( Also available in MS-Word format).

Other Mandates

All law enforcement agencies must complete and submit to the Board a Roster of Agency Personnel in July and January of each calendar year. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705

Lead Homicide Investigator
Only law enforcement officers who successfully complete the training program may be assigned as lead investigators in death and homicide investigations. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705/10.11

Narcotic Detection Canine
Canines used by State and local law enforcement agencies for drug enforcement purposes must be trained to meet the "minimum certification requirements" set by the Training Board. Illinois Police Training Act - 50 ILCS 705/10.12

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