Request information through a written Freedom of Information request. More information is available on the FOIA page.
This may be accomplished in one of two ways:
1) Contact the academy in which you successfully completed the course. The contact number for each academy is found under the "Directory of Training Organizations" link in the top menu under "Training". They will by letter respond to your request.
2) Contact this Board by letter indicating the officer's name, PTBID and a full mailing and/or email address for a response. The letter must be dated and have a printed and signed signature of the applicant. These requests may be faxed or mailed U.S. Post.
Be advised that we will not forward such information to anyone but the officer (individual) making the inquiry. This information cannot be forwarded to a prospective employer, university or community college (for college credits).
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board does not have jurisdiction in such matters and, therefore, cannot take or assist with such a complaint.
Write a letter to the Executive Director's attention informing the Board of why you think the agency is not in compliance.
The purpose of the 1560 hour annual limit for part-time officers was to ensure that any officer working full-time hours was required to be full-time certified. Therefore, the Board only monitors the hours of part-time certified officers. A full-time certified officer has already met the training requirements to work full-time hours.
The certified classes are listed in the State of Illinois Training Schedule of Board Certified Courses. The training Schedule is replaced approximately every six months. The classes without an asterisk (*) are eligible for reimbursement if funds are available.
The department must complete and submit the claim form promptly after the class ends. The directions are included when a form is downloaded. The Board's fiscal year is from 7/01 to 6/30 of any year. The claim form must be submitted before July 15 of that year. See the next question for the forms required for reimbursement.
Three different reimbursement forms may be found online.
The Basic Reimbursement form must be used for basic law enforcement or correction training when an employee becomes a full-time law enforcement officer or a full- time county correctional officer.
The Part-Time Basic Reimbursement form must be used when an employee becomes a part-time officer.
A Non-Basic Reimbursement form must be used for all other certified and reimbursable (non-asterisk*) training listed in the State of Illinois Training Schedule of Board Certified Classes.
The Basic Courses may be reimbursed periodically throughout the fiscal year. Non-Basic Courses are reimbursed after the fiscal year deadline (July 15 each year). The Departments usually receive their reimbursements in the third and fourth week of August.
It is denied. The Board is an agency of the State of Illinois, as such, we cannot pay a reimbursement after the close of the fiscal year. The denied agency may then file the claim with The Court of Claims for determination.
Part-time training is only eligible for tuition and power exam reimbursement. Salary, meals, and travel expenses are not eligible for part-time training reimbursement.
No. An officer cannot pay for his/her training. Only units of government can pay or send an officer to training, only units of government can be reimbursed for training.
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No. Click here for current POWER test information.
Test them on the same level as the 59 year old.
In the event that a recruit officer fails to perform at the established minimum level in one or more of the four assessment areas, then he or she may not be admitted to the academy. A recruit may be given one additional retake, no more than 72 hours from the time of the initial POWER test administration. The retest consists of the failed assessment area(s) only.
Yes, the order is Sit & Reach Test, 1 Minute Sit Ups Test, 1 Repetition Maximum Bench Press, and the 1.5 mile run
A Pre-POWER Test is given by Board approved assessors (check with your local mobile team unit). After passing all assessment areas prior to entering the academy, an academy may still ask the recruit officer to retest. However, passage of the recruit's Pre-POWER test allows the recruit to enter the full basic training academy.
Pre-POWER: 45 days, Physical Exam: 60 days
No, it is not a hiring or selection standard.
Subject sits on the floor or mat with legs extended at right angles to a taped line on a box. The heels touch the near edge of the box and are eight inches apart. The subject reaches forward in one smooth motion with both hands overlapped knuckle upon knuckle, middle finger over middle finger, as far as possible moving the slide forward. The distance reached on the scale by the fingertips in inches is recorded. The best of three trials is considered as the flexibility score.
Board policy directs that if an Illinois basic trained officer has been out of law enforcement for three years or more, the Board will redirect that he/she complete the "40 Hour Law for Police or Illinois Law Review" course. If an officer has not worked in the capacity of a law enforcement /correctional officer for an extended amount of time, upon receipt of the waiver application it is at the discretion of the Board's Executive Director to apply any and all requirements deemed necessary.
The Illinois Police Training Act indicates a waiver or training is required for employment purposes, when moving an officer to a new classification of employment a new waiver and Form E must be filed for that new position. The requirement also applies if you are moving an officer into any other sworn capacity, such as court security, corrections, etc.
The Illinois Police Training Act stipulates that an officer upon employment must complete basic training with-in the first six months of his/her hire date. The waiver application filed on behalf of the officer by his new employing agency is seeking a waiver of that training responsibility due to previous training. Since officers are not licensed a waiver must be filed for each employment.
You do, however, have the option, and may send the officer back through a basic training academy.
No. There is a column for "qualified at another agency", however, this is only for officers who have provided documentation that they have previously fired at another agency prior to coming to work for your agency.
All departments should report their most recent annual qualification dates when they sign their roster biannually. Every officer listed on the roster should have a qualification date listed unless otherwise documented. If an officer was unable to qualify at any time during the calendar year, please indicate a reason for non-compliance in the comments column.
The minimum standards are provided in the administrative rules for annual firearms qualification of active law enforcement officers. This is recorded annually on the agency personnel paper roster or through EDI.
No. The State Mandate only requires you to report all officers qualification dates once a year. Example: If an officer qualifies in April 10 and again in October 10, you may use either of those dates.
Staple a copy of your department requirements to the Firearms Roster. If you use EDI, then mail the requirements in stating that you are an EDI user. The Board Office will review your qualifications and send you approval status. This is only required to be on file once.
The 4 Hour Firearms Training Course is assigned through the waiver process only. Example: out-of-state trained law enforcement officers; some county correctional officers previously trained by IDOC; Grandfathered law enforcement officers who did not receive the mandated firearms training prior to 1970.