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Upcoming Full Time Academy Sessions
All paperwork must be filed 2 weeks prior to starting date. Please visit Full Time Police Academy for the admission criteria and application. Application will be available 60 days prior to start date.
Session 135  *FULL* 560 Hour Session (14 Weeks)  
Power Test and Orientation Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 am
Start Date Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:00 am
Ending Date Friday, May 4, 2018 9:00 pm*
Session 136 *FULL* 560 Hour Session (14 Weeks)  
Power Test and Orientation TBA 8:00 am
Start Date Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:00 am
Ending Date Friday, September 14, 2018 9:00 pm*

Upcoming Part Time Sessions
Part-Time Officer Basic Training Program has been suspended until January 2018. Therefore, once the current PTBLE courses are concluded using the old curriculum, there will be a break in PTBLE training for a few months. This will allow time for the Executive Institute and their staff at Western Illinois University to update the online training modules and test bank. Please contact the ILETSB if you need an extension for an already hired officer.

Upcoming Intern Dates to Remember
The Southwestern Illinois Police Academy has temporarily suspended the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board (ILETSB) Intern Program for 2017.  As a result all testing for the current session has been canceled. 

The reduction of state certified academies, new mandated curriculum and an increase in police officer enrollments has resulted in full classes for 2017.  The rules for the ILETSB Intern Program mandate that a police intern cannot occupy a seat of a hired commissioned police officer.   

Please watch our website for information and updates for available police academy classes in 2018.

Upcoming 80 Hour Transition Course
All paperwork must be filed 1 week prior to starting date. Please visit 80 Hour Transition Course for the admission criteria.

Session 17-D  
Application Deadline Monday, November 13, 2017
Start Date Monday, November 27, 2017
Ending Date Friday, December 8, 2017
Session 18-A  
Application Deadline Friday, February 23, 2018
Start Date Monday, March 5, 2018
Ending Date Friday, March 16, 2018
Session 18-B  
Application Deadline Friday, June 8, 2018
Start Date Monday, June 18, 2018
Ending Date Friday, June 29 2018

Upcoming Basic Arson Investigator Dates to Remember
All paperwork must be filed 2 weeks prior to starting date.  2017 Course is scheduled in Joliet, Illinois. Please visit Basic Arson Investigator page for the admission criteria. 

BAI FALL 2017  Joliet, Illinois
Applications Due August 14, 2017
Weeks 1 August 28 - September 1, 2017
Weeks 2 and 3 September 18 - 22 & 25-29, 2017
Weeks 4 and 5 October 9 -13 & 16 - 20, 2017



Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221