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    I was curious on how much each academy cost

  • #2
    Suburban Law Enforcement Academy
    Glen Ellyn 480
    $2,661.00-C

    Chicago Police Academy
    Chicago 400
    $1,680.00-C

    Cook County Sheriff's Dept. Training Institute
    River Grove 400
    $1,770.00

    Police Training Institute
    Champaign 480
    $4,277.00-R

    Southwestern IL College Police Academy
    Belleville 400
    $1,804.00-C

    Illinois State Police Academy
    Springfield 480
    $2,286.83-R

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    • #3
      It is amazing how dirt cheap it is. That is peanuts when you figure it is 10-14 weeks of training, and of course some of them include housing. Also, as far as I am aware, the State reimburses Depts. some of the money upon the recruits completion.
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      • #4
        i thought ISP academy and PTI would have been double the cost considering they pay for room and board and meals.
        Please let me know, Thank you.
        US Army 13M

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        • #5
          wonder y PTI costs so much, in comparision 2 ISP, and CPD, which I figured would cost more due to the 10.25% tax... wonder y they all have different prices, except 4 the ones that have room and board.

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          • #6
            There is no tax on services, FYI. From what I understand PTI, does allow you to sponsor yourself, however add about $10,000 to the expenses considering you won't be able to work much for about 3 months. ISP, Cook County, and Chicago would be the places that I would want to send my new officers if I were the chief of a dept. ISP sounds the most appealing b/c it is much more rigorous and is very comparable in price to the other two.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cubsfan07 View Post
              There is no tax on services, FYI. From what I understand PTI, does allow you to sponsor yourself, however add about $10,000 to the expenses considering you won't be able to work much for about 3 months. ISP, Cook County, and Chicago would be the places that I would want to send my new officers if I were the chief of a dept. ISP sounds the most appealing b/c it is much more rigorous and is very comparable in price to the other two.
              ***You must be hired by a police department full-time in order to attend the Police Training Institute***

              http://www.pti.uiuc.edu/registration/registration.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cubsfan07 View Post
                From what I understand PTI, does allow you to sponsor yourself, however add about $10,000 to the expenses considering you won't be able to work much for about 3 months.
                There is / was a "self sponsorship" program through I.L.E.T.S.B., it was the "Intern Program."

                Last I heard, it is no longer offered and I just checked their webiste and could not find anything related to the program on the site.

                I went down to one of my buddies graduation back in 2005 and there was a guy who was going through the program. When they called the grads by name and they walked across the stage and received their certificates, they called them by name and then announced their department name and they were all in uniform. This guy was in a suit and they announced I.L.E.T.S.B. as his department and when he walked across the stage, they simply shook his hand and did not hand him his certificate. From what I heard, he had three (3) months to get hired, and then they would send his department his certificate and if he failed to get hired w/in three months, it was if he never received the training and he would have to attent the academy all over. Sounds like a big risk to put out that money on your own, and be down there for 12 weeks not even getting paid!
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                • #9
                  Yeah like I said, they must've changed it then because I know at one point PTI allowed self-sponsorship. I know that their training will be null and void if they don't get picked up by a dept. but I heard it was 2 years, not 3 months. But either way, F that! That would be like me spending over $20K on college and then if I didn't get hired in the field I went for within a few years, then my degree would be voided.

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                  • #10
                    I just found this today. I didn't realize the Intern program was available at this academy. It's the nearest one to me anyway.

                    If there is a question, contact the ILETSB directly and they can answer questions about which academy allows interns. (217) 782-4540



                    http://www.southwesternpoliceacademy.com/Intern.htm

                    Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
                    Law Enforcement Intern Training Program

                    This program has been developed in response to law enforcement administrators seeking a pool of trained and certified candidates available for service. It enables civilians seeking a career in law enforcement to attend basic law enforcement training at their own expense. This is a unique opportunity to attend a state law enforcement academy and receive the same training that sworn police officers receive! The Intern application process is currently only available at Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. The following information has been designed to help you better understand the selection process and what you can expect during academy training.

                    Selection Procedures:

                    Program requirements are strict. There are three steps in the selection process. You must successfully pass each step in order to proceed to eventual academy attendance.

                    Step I) Application Process:

                    Return your completed application and application fee (see Costs). Your application will be reviewed for verification of the following minimum requirements:

                    a) At least 21 years of age at start of training

                    b) A High School Diploma or G.E.D.

                    c) United States citizenship

                    d) Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card (F.O.I.D.)

                    e) A Valid Illinois Drivers License
                    - Drivers License revocation is automatic disqualification
                    - Drivers License suspension will be evaluated

                    f) No felony convictions

                    g) 50 ILCS 705/6(e) No applicant will be admitted to a certified academy unless the applicant is a person of good character and has not been convicted of a felony offense or a crime involving moral turpitude under the laws of this state or any other state which if committed in this state would be punishable as a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. The Board may appoint investigators who shall enforce the duties conferred upon the Board by this Act.

                    h) Under Federal Law, conviction of any offense as a result of a domestic violence incident prohibits possession of a firearm, resulting in an automatic ineligibility for hire as a police officer.

                    Applications will be returned for any missing or incomplete information.

                    Once the application has been verified as complete, with all minimum requirements met, a background investigation will be initiated. This will include an academic, financial, personal, employment, driver's license, residency and criminal history, as well as a reference check.

                    When should I apply for the program?

                    Courses will be scheduled throughout the year. It takes several months to complete the application process. Your application should be filed at least four months prior to the starting date of the class in which you wish to enroll.

                    What should I do after I mail my application in?

                    You must request an official copy of your transcripts from any colleges or universities that you have attended and have them sent to Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. You must also apply for your F.O.I.D. card at this time. If you currently have a F.O.I.D. card, verify that it will not expire during selection process or training.

                    How will I know if my application has been accepted?

                    If all initial requirements are met, you will be notified in writing of the date and time for the following tests and procedures: the P.O.W.E.R. Test (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report), psychological and cognitive tests as well as fingerprinting and drug screening.

                    What do I need to do before I take the tests?

                    You will need to verify that you have health insurance with Emergency Room coverage. Coverage must be effective on the day of your P.O.W.E.R. Test, as well as throughout academy training. You will need to bring a copy of your insurance card as well as the Proof of Health Insurance form (attached to the application) with you on the day of the P.O.W.E.R. test.

                    In addition, you will be responsible for scheduling a Physical Examination with your personal physician. The purpose of this examination is for the doctor to make an assessment that you are physically fit to participate in the P.O.W.E.R. test as well as academy training. This examination should be done within sixty days of your P.O.W.E.R. test. Please wait to receive notification of your P.O.W.E.R. test date before making your appointment. A Fitness Examination form is attached to the application for your doctor to complete. Please make sure this is completed and signed and bring it with you on the day of your P.O.W.E.R. Test.

                    Step II) Tests and Procedures:

                    As part of the applicant process, there will be five test/procedures. These include the P.O.W.E.R. test, a psychological test, a cognitive test, drug screening, and fingerprinting. There will be fees associated with these tests (see Costs). Your results will be mailed to you as soon as they are processed. No results or scores will be given over the telephone or electronically. The Cognitive Test and Psychological test will only be used for assessment purposes. However, each of the other tests are pass/fail and must be completed successfully in order to continue the selection process. All of the following tests will be administered on a Saturday. The tests will be given at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville and will take a minimum of eight hours to complete.

                    A) Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R. Test):

                    An applicant must pass each of the four basic P.O.W.E.R Test Sections:

                    * Sit & Reach Test
                    * 1 Minute Sit Up Test
                    * 1 Repetition Maximum Bench Press
                    * 1.5 Mile Run

                    The P.O.W.E.R. Test will be the first test given, and will last approximately 3 1/2 hours. The cost for the P.O.W.E.R. Test is included in your initial application fee. Failure to pass any section of this test will prevent an applicant from proceeding to the next step in the application process and no further fees will be assessed. Enclosed is a P.O.W.E.R Test booklet with detailed information regarding each section of the test as well as the required performance standards. You should begin a physical conditioning program at this time in order to pass the P.O.W.E.R. Test.

                    B) Fingerprinting:

                    You will be fingerprinted immediately following successful completion of the P.O.W.E.R. Test as part of the background investigation.

                    C) Drug Screening:

                    Results will be made available to the Illinois Law Enforcement Intern Training Program and you will be notified in writing of results. Should there be a positive result, you will be contacted for additional clarification. Non-satisfactory clarification will result in denial to the Intern Program.

                    D) Cognitive:

                    This is used to test for reading comprehension, situational judgment, memory, and writing skills. This test will be used for assessment purposes only. The test will last approximately one hour and you will be notified in writing of your score.

                    E) Psychological:

                    This will be a written test to determine if you have the basic psychological characteristics suitable for a career in law enforcement. It is not a pass/fail test. Any ambiguities or questions will be discussed at the oral interview provided the applicant passes the Drug Screening and P.O.W.E.R. Test.

                    Step III) Oral Interview Panel:

                    Individuals who successfully complete all of the tests in Phase II will then be scheduled for an oral interview (Phase III). Each applicant will be interviewed by a group of law enforcement professionals. Providing all previous selection procedures were passed satisfactorily, you will be notified of the time, date and location for the interview in writing. All interviews will be held at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. The interview will be held on a Saturday, approximately three weeks after Phase II testing. Interviews will be approximately 45 Minutes in length and the panel will look at your background history in addition to your interview responses in order to determine your qualifications for admittance into the Intern Training Program.

                    All examination and assessment results will be used in determining your eligibility and ranking for admission into the training program.

                    How will I know if I am selected for the Intern Training Program?

                    All applicants will receive written confirmation of acceptance or denial into the program. If you are selected, you will receive detailed information on when and where to report for training. If classes are full, you will be scheduled for the next available course, and carry your standing on the eligibility list with you. Should you be unable to attend in the event of extenuating circumstances, a decision regarding rescheduling of a training class will be made on an individual basis.

                    Is there a refund policy?

                    There are no refunds for any tests or procedures. In the event that a student must drop out of the academy, tuition will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis.

                    Step IV) The Academy:

                    Basic training lasts for ten or twelve weeks. All training will be at Southwestern Illinois Police Academy, and academy rules and regulations will apply at all times.

                    Classes will be Monday through Friday, during the day, as well as occasional evening classes. There will be a ten minute break between each class with 45 minutes allotted for lunch. You will also need to allow time for homework in the evenings. Your classes will be in a variety of subjects. There will be classroom as well as hands-on training to provide basic skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the law enforcement field. The academy will provide all weapons and ammunition that you will need during the course.

                    What is the dress code at the Academy?

                    The following dress code will be adhered to during orientation and throughout the training session:

                    *

                    Long sleeve dress shirt, with collar, buttoning all the way down the front and tie.
                    *

                    Dress trousers (i.e., cotton, corduroy, etc.) No Jeans of any type
                    *

                    Black or dark brown socks
                    *

                    Dress shoes or uniform shoes (no sport type tennis shoes or western style boots)

                    You will also be issued athletic clothing for physical exercises. You will furnish your own athletic shoes according to academy specifications.

                    Is there an attendance policy?

                    Students must complete all 400 or 480 hours of training. In the event of illness, injury, or other emergencies which cause absenteeism, an assessment and plan will be made for making up missed instruction. In the event of excessive absenteeism, for whatever reason, the student may be dismissed from the academy.

                    What does it take to graduate?

                    To graduate from the program, an overall average of 70% must be maintained for the entire course. There will be no exceptions. In addition, the student must successfully attain a 70% proficiency in use of firearm and maintain a course notebook. Once you have completed your training requirements successfully, you will be eligible to take the State Certification Exam on the final day of class. This is a 200 item examination that is a requirement for all law enforcement officers. You will be notified of the results in writing.

                    A graduation ceremony will be conducted. At this time you will receive your Intern Training Certificate. Each intern is encouraged to invite family members to attend the ceremony.

                    Once you have graduated, you may begin your employment search. It is recommended that you develop a portfolio containing your resume and Intern Training Certificate, which indicates that you have successfully passed the State Certification Examination. All of this will be very beneficial to any agency to which you apply. Keep in mind that hiring standards and selection procedures may vary according to individual agencies.

                    Attendance of the Law Enforcement Intern Program does not guarantee employment with a law enforcement agency, however having completed the required courses as well as the State Certification Examination will allow you to confidently present yourself to a law enforcement agency of your choice. We expect a very high employment placement rate for Intern Graduates. It is advantageous for police agencies to hire Intern Graduates. This is a unique opportunity to prepare yourself with the best training available in the law enforcement field.

                    We hope to see you in the academy!


                    INTERN TRAINING PROGRAM COSTS SHEET

                    Tuition: $2,304.00

                    Includes books, paper supplies, physical training shirts and shorts, handgun and shotgun ammunition.

                    Housing (if required): $1,589.74

                    Additional Costs:

                    Application and P.O.W.E.R Test: $100

                    Psychological Test, Cognitive Test, Drug Test, Oral Interview, Background Investigation and Fingerprinting: $350.

                    You will be responsible for arranging and paying for the following services related to selection procedures and academy attendance:

                    * College Transcripts
                    * Physician Certification Examination
                    * FOID Card
                    * Health Insurance.

                    All tuition, housing costs, and fees set by the ILETSB are subject to change.
                    Mike

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                    • #11
                      Additionally, the very bottom of the page from the link above, it lists these very important dates to remember....

                      DATES TO REMEMBER

                      May 1, 2009
                      Applications Due

                      May 16, 2009
                      P.O.W.E.R, Cognitive and Psychological Testing, and Fingerprinting

                      By June 13, 2009
                      Drug Testing

                      July 11, 2009
                      Interviews Begin

                      August 1, 2009
                      Notification of Acceptance

                      September 1, 2009
                      P.O.W.E.R. Test and Orientation

                      September 4, 2009,
                      Session 110 Classes Begin

                      November 13, 2009
                      Session 110 Classes Conclude

                      Apparently there is still an Intern Program!
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                      • #12
                        Hey Guys (or anyone that can answer this ), I am newly relocated, to Illinois this year, but was a full-time LAPD Ofcr in California. The agency that hired me in Illinois was able to qualify me with ILETSB as an "out of state trained" ofcr and I'm now going through a reciprocity training which I'm told is the following: â–*Candidates for the waiver of basic training must first be hired by a bona fide Illinois law enforcement agency. Candidates must meet all applicable Illinois premployment standards. Applications for waiver must come from the hiring agency. Documents regarding prior training and experience must be submitted to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board by the hiring agency. Candidates will be required to attend firearms training and a 40-hour Law for Police course. All waiver candidates must pass a 200-question equivalency exam with a passing score of at least 70%. Failure of the exam will necessitate attendance at a full basic academy. Also see this for more info: http://www.ptb.state.il.us/training/...outofstate.htm

                        My question is this- I'm currently completing the 40 hour Law modules and there are 5 total modules and apprx 7-10 lessons in each module. At the conclusion of each module there's a test (and I passed the Module 1 test a few days ago, it had 31 questions in it). Is this the 200 question Equivalency exam mentioned by ILETSB, or is this a different exam that needs to be taken IN ADDITION TO THE EXAMS I'M TAKING THAT ARE PART OF THE MODULAR LAW CLASSES I'M TAKING VIA COMPUTER??

                        What's throwing me a little bit is that fact that the modular exams all state "I need an overall score of 70%," which sounds like pretty familiar language to the 200 question equivalency exam verbiage on the ILETSB site.

                        Another issues is that the module exam I just passed had 31 ques in it, so if I see that there's 5 modules total it's not impossible that the total number of ques I take for these 5 modules could add up to about 200 questions. There's no way of knowing for sure because no where in the Module's overview or introduction material did it say how many test questions are assigned to each module. Sorry for the long *** manifesto here, but I'm desperate for info. Thanks guys...

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                        • #13
                          LAPD Officer needs some assistance

                          Hey Guys (or anyone that can answer this ), I am newly relocated, to Illinois this year, but was a full-time LAPD Ofcr in California. The agency that hired me in Illinois was able to qualify me with ILETSB as an "out of state trained" ofcr and I'm now going through a reciprocity training which I'm told is the following: â–*Candidates for the waiver of basic training must first be hired by a bona fide Illinois law enforcement agency. Candidates must meet all applicable Illinois premployment standards. Applications for waiver must come from the hiring agency. Documents regarding prior training and experience must be submitted to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board by the hiring agency. Candidates will be required to attend firearms training and a 40-hour Law for Police course. All waiver candidates must pass a 200-question equivalency exam with a passing score of at least 70%. Failure of the exam will necessitate attendance at a full basic academy. Also see this for more info: http://www.ptb.state.il.us/training/...outofstate.htm

                          My question is this- I'm currently completing the 40 hour Law modules and there are 5 total modules and apprx 7-10 lessons in each module. At the conclusion of each module there's a test (and I passed the Module 1 test a few days ago, it had 31 questions in it). Is this the 200 question Equivalency exam mentioned by ILETSB, or is this a different exam that needs to be taken IN ADDITION TO THE EXAMS I'M TAKING THAT ARE PART OF THE MODULAR LAW CLASSES I'M TAKING VIA COMPUTER??

                          What's throwing me a little bit is that fact that the modular exams all state "I need an overall score of 70%," which sounds like pretty familiar language to the 200 question equivalency exam verbiage on the ILETSB site.

                          Another issues is that the module exam I just passed had 31 ques in it, so if I see that there's 5 modules total it's not impossible that the total number of ques I take for these 5 modules could add up to about 200 questions. There's no way of knowing for sure because no where in the Module's overview or introduction material did it say how many test questions are assigned to each module. Sorry for the long *** manifesto here, but I'm desperate for info. Thanks guys...

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                          • #14
                            Josph26, the 200 question "equivalency exam" will come at the end of your training modules. I'm fairly certain it's the same exam that recruits take at the end of the academy. You must get 70% correct on that exam alone, I don't think the module exams count for anything.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CountyBlues View Post
                              Suburban Law Enforcement Academy
                              Glen Ellyn 480
                              $2,661.00-C

                              Chicago Police Academy
                              Chicago 400
                              $1,680.00-C

                              Cook County Sheriff's Dept. Training Institute
                              River Grove 400
                              $1,770.00

                              Police Training Institute
                              Champaign 480
                              $4,277.00-R

                              Southwestern IL College Police Academy
                              Belleville 400
                              $1,804.00-C

                              Illinois State Police Academy
                              Springfield 480
                              $2,286.83-R
                              Are these tuition rates up-to-date? Or have they gone up since the last post?

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