A Review of the Use of Force with a Firearm
This 30-minute course is a review of Illinois Use of Force Laws (720 ILCS 5/7 et seq.), protections provided under the United States Constitution, concealed carry laws, and general firearm safety guidelines applicable to active duty law enforcement officers. This course is certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meets required mandates for Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, and Use of Force (April 2017).Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Use of Force, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates
Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement
This 1.5-hour course will help officers acquire a foundation in basic Spanish that will help them community more effectively with Spanish-speaking people in law enforcement situations. Coupling basic Spanish language skills with body language or the ability to spell out words/numbers may enable officers to communicate more effectively until they can obtain backup or assistance from someone who is fluent in Spanish.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice
Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement II
The goal of this 1.5-hour training is to build on the basic foundation of Spanish (either obtained by taking the Spanish I module or from previous experience) so that officers may communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking people in law enforcement situations. Mastering basic Spanish skills may enable officers to communicate effectively until they obtain backup or assistance from someone fluent in Spanish.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice
Booking Process and Procedures
This 2-hour course presents the general procedures involved in physically booking an individual into a city/county detention facility. The procedures will vary upon the officer's individual jurisdiction; therefore, the officer must become familiar with the procedures governing his/her agency's particular facility and abide by their established rules and regulations.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony
This 3-hour course will emphasize the importance of presenting the finished case to the prosecutor in a clear, concise, and complete manner and the essential requirements for responsive and responsible officer testimony in court.Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
This 2-hour course provides basic and essential information to conduct a preliminary investigation into crimes involving children. If specialized units and/or additional resources are available to the investigating officer, he/she should utilize these resources as appropriate. Students should always remember and abide by their individual departmental policy, procedure, and/or directives.Legal Mandates - Human Rights
This 11-hour course will develop those areas of skill and knowledge essential to a successful traffic crash investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper investigation of traffic crashes so that traffic safety efforts succeed. In addition, the role played by the law enforcement officer in traffic crash investigations should be directly related to corollary efforts in engineering, education, and enforcement.
Communication in the Police Environment
This 5-hour course will provide an understanding of the ways in which officers and other people consciously and unconsciously express themselves. Communication, verbal and nonverbal, is important to the job 100 percent of the time. How the officer looks, acts, and speaks as well as perceptions of how others look, act, and speak is vital to officer effectiveness.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency
This 1-hour course will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. Constitution and highlights its relevance to the criminal justice system and to law enforcement officers. This course will also discuss how the U.S. Supreme court has interpreted the U.S. Constitution and Amendments in criminal matters through several key court decisions.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates
Crime Scene Identification
This 8-hour course informs the student of responsibilities, which emphasize on: (1) the need and techniques for protecting the scene, (2) the process for identifying witnesses and assuring their availability for interview or testimony at a later date, (3) initial actions for identifying the perpetrator, if possible, and (4) effective techniques for searching the crime scene and collecting, preserving, and handling evidence. This course will also familiarize the student with methods and techniques for developing latent fingerprints.This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
Crimes Against Persons and Property
This 4-hour course is intended to give students knowledge of various crimes against property and the techniques necessary to effectively investigate these offenses. The content in this course is designed to provide students with the fundamental techniques to investigate crimes against persons and property. These techniques and procedures should not supersede any established departmental policy/procedure. Officers should become familiar with and follow their specific agency policy/procedure and any guidelines set forth by the state's attorney.Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
Crimes in Progress
This 5.5-hour course will present a number of general response and investigative techniques for crimes in progress. Special attention and focus will be given to robbery and burglary in progress calls.
Crisis Intervention / Disturbance Calls
This 6-hour course introduces the officer to the broad range of activities termed "crisis intervention;" provides a variety of such situations; explains the underlying causes of crisis situations, particularly personality and emotional development which contribute to agitated differences; informs the student of some of the dangers in crisis situations, particularly in family and civil disputes; and emphasizes effective crisis intervention techniques.Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Procedural Justice
This 1 hour course is a review of perceptions of the community regarding policing, cultural competency, diversity, and law enforcement culture. Each of these areas is intertwined in its impact on the ability of law enforcement to create trusting relationships, conduct appropriate and successful investigations, and protect and serve all of the communities they work with.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice
Dealing with Variant Behavior
This 4-hour course will provide the student an understanding when police officers are in contact with people who appear to or do behave in an "abnormal" way. "Abnormal" behavior can result from old age, senility and alcohol abuse to extremes of psychopathic and suicidal behavior. The police officer is usually the first person called to the scene to deal with any given situation. Many times officers are asked to play many roles outside of what is seen as a "traditional police role".Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Procedural Justice
Designing, Developing, and Delivering Effective Training
This interactive course is designed to help law enforcement trainers learn how to design, develop and deliver more effective trainings to the adult learner. Emphasis is placed on face-to-face training delivery, such as facilitating a workshop. Participants are encouraged to have a potential training topic to use in learning activities as they take the training.
Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for K-12
This 30-minute course is a review of Illinois Use of Force Laws (720 ILCS 5/7 et seq.), protections provided under the United States Constitution, concealed carry laws, and general firearm safety guidelines applicable to active duty law enforcement officers.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
This 5-hour course goal is to develop officers' domestic violence knowledge to guide and protect them as they fulfill their obligation to domestic violence victims and investigate perpetrators. The crime of domestic violence, the complex incident dynamics, and the evolving laws make this course a critical component of law enforcement.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates, Psychology of Domestic Violence
This 3.5-hour course will cover the common signs/symptoms of individuals under the influence of different drugs, the identification of different drugs, and the general procedures for conducting effective drug enforcement investigations.
This course addresses issues related to the prevention of anaphylaxis, the symptoms of anaphylactice shock, use of an epinephrine auto-injector, and potential side effects of an ephinephrine auto-injector. The goal of this 30-minute course is to have learners walk away with a better understanding of concepts related to anaphylaxis and the use of an epinephrine auto-injectorLegal Mandates - Law Updates
This 4-hour course will present the Illinois Criminal Statutes associated with unethical behavior, sources new officers may use in making ethical decisions, the most common ethical challenges officers will face, and several ethical scenarios.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
Fundamentals of Investigation
This 7-hour course provides a foundation for the specific investigative techniques taught in "Crimes Against Persons" and "Crimes Against Property". This course will provide the fundamental components of conducting a criminal investigation in the field and follow-up investigations at the station level. Additionally it will describe the proper procedures for conducting the three principal types of witness identification procedures: lineups, on the scene identifications (commonly called "show-ups"), and photographic identifications.Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
Fundamentals of Report Writing
This 12-hour course will inform students how to master the ability to translate actions and observations into complete and accurate written reports. During this course, emphasis is on the purpose of police reports, the uses of reports, basic report components, and guidelines for good report writing.This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
This 2-hour course provides an orientation for new officers to the existence and dynamics of gangs of all kinds. Gangs have spread throughout society like a violent plague. In order for the officer to control the streets on his/her beat, a basic understanding of gang behavior and criminal activity is necessary. This understanding includes types of gangs, gang structure and organization, gang recruitment, gang symbols, indicators of gang activity, current representative gangs, intelligence gathering, and programs designed to specifically to combat gang problems.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency
The goal of this 3 hour course is to introduce partipants to Illinois and Federal hate crime legislation, identify the elements of hate crimes, and provide credible resources for law enforcement and corrections to obtain further information related to research and best practices for hate crime identification. This course covers a number of different areas including different types of hate crimes, characteristics of victimizers and victims, data on hate crimes across the country and in Illinois, and other pertinent information related to the topic of hate crimes in the criminal justice system.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Procedural Justice, Law Updates
Human Trafficking can happen anywhere and local law enforcement can play a critical role in identifying and responding to this crime. This 1-hour course provides tools and develops the skills necessary to define, identify and respond to human trafficking in your local community or geographic region.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates
IL Human Rights Act
This 15 minute course is an introduction to the Illinois Human Rights Act including declarations of freedoms, key terms and concepts information, and exemptions. The course is not a complete discussion of the Human Rights Act but focuses on some of the areas law enforcement officers need to be familiar with and aware of related to job duties and roles.Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Law Updates
Interview and Interrogation
This 3-hour course focuses on interview and interrogation techniques, which seek to elicit information from suspects and witnesses. Many of the techniques suggested are, however, applicable to other interview situations.This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
This 1 hour course will cover fundamental building blocks on how to recognize reported tactics, cultivate and sell feel-good stories, handle the media during crisis situations, and tips on how to present yourself on camera or in print.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.
Mental Health Awareness
This 8-hour course is meant to provide law enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues including a history of the mental health system, types of mental health illnesses including signs and symptoms, and common treatments and medications. The course also focuses on potential interactions law enforcement officers may have on a regular basis with these individuals, their families, and service providers including de-escalating a potential crisis situation.Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Law Updates, Introductory Mental Health Awareness, Procedural Justice, Use of Force
Motor Vehicle Theft
This 4-hour course is for students to understand how to effectively deal with vehicle theft, and become be familiar with the techniques for identifying the stolen motor vehicle and effective investigative process.
Opioid Overdose Response
This 1-Hour Course covers information related to opioids including Illinois statistics, signs and symptoms of overdose, and appropriate law enforcement response using naloxone. Participants will be able to recognize issues related to opioid addiction and overdose, identify and apply appropriate responses to an overdose including the use of naloxone, and define Illinois law related to immunity and limitations of immunity. This course is certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meets required mandates for Procedural Justice mandated training (March 2017).Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
This 13-hour course will provide participants with the knowledge of effective patrol operations; an understanding of the functions of patrol; a variety of methods for conducting patrol; how to properly prepare for patrol; discern how to respond to calls under a variety of circumstances; comprehend how to conduct successful field interviews; perceive how to interview victims; know how to properly operate communication equipment; and know how to deal with various emergency situations.Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
Police Citizen Relations
This 5-hour course focuses on strengthening the relationships of police with the communities they serve.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency
This 1-hour course introduces officers to the pillars of procedural justice and their internal and external application when interacting with the public.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Procedural Justice
Research Methods for Criminal Justice Practitioners
Criminal justice research is critical to the contemporary law enforcement agency. This course introduces basic research concepts and methods. It addresses how to design research, quantitative and qualitative methods, ethics in research and writing proposals and reports. Examples throughout the course demonstrate the significance of criminal justice research.
This 1-hour course provides students with guidance regarding appropriate response to these incidents. It should be emphasized that local response policies often vary and should be checked by the trainee. Nevertheless, common response methods and techniques employed by Illinois officers will be conveyed in this course.
Sexual Harassment: Definitions and Prevention
Sexual harassment impacts both men and women in the workplace. The goal of this 1-hour course is to improve knowledge of the types of sexual harassment, the liability of organizations and employees when sexual harassment occurs, and provide examples of behaviors that could be construed as the different types of sexual harassment.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights
This 1 hour course will begin the process of educating law enforcement managers in areas that will help them build a strategy for responding proactively to social networking.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice, Law Updates
Only within the last decade have law enforcement and courts recognized stalking and cyber stalking as criminal. The terms 'stalking' and 'cyber stalking' are somewhat new, but following, spying, unwanted calling/writing, accosting, harassing, and threatening are as old as the history of human relationships. This 5-hour course emphasizes developing comprehensive knowledge of stalking, statutory laws, and responsibilities and procedures for law enforcement.Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Law Updates, Psychology of Domestic Violence
Telecommunicators - Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault/Abuse
This 6-hour course reviews the role of the telecommunicator in responding to sexual assault/abuse calls, while considering the trauma/impact the crime has on the victim. This course gives the telecommunicator an evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered training on handling emergency calls involving sexual assault and sexual abuse. Several videos have been included in the course to help telecommunicators understand the trauma often associated with sexual assault and, how this trauma influences investigations.
Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault/Abuse
This 8-hour course will familiarize officers with the complexities of sexual assault investigations, including: the misperceptions about sexual assault victims and offenders which are able to report; how trauma impacts the manner in which victims are able to report; how best to support sexual assault victims during their encounter with law enforcement and the criminal justice system; and how to focus on offender behaviors and hold offenders accountable.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Procedural Justice, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Human Rights, Law Updates, Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response (with report writing)
Vehicle Stops and Occupant Control
This 7-hour course will cover how Law Enforcement officers are called upon to conduct vehicle stops on a daily basis. The manner in which these stops are made can be a positive public relations tool, as well as ensure the safety of the motorist and the law enforcement officer.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority