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
This 2-hour course will increase the awareness of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) clandestine labs for emergency first responders. Due to the close similarity to CBRNE clandestine labs and the prevalence of methamphetamine production in Illinois, techniques to identify clandestine drug labs is also presented. Once completed, the participant will be able to recognize the indicators of a CBRNE clandestine lab and describe an appropriate response.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
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.
Child Abuse and Neglect
The problem of child abuse is frequently encountered by law enforcement officers. It is a complex social issue demanding medical, social, legal, and educational services. The emphasis of this course is on recognition of possible physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect cases. If specialized units and/or additional resources are available to the investigating officer, he/she should utilize these resources as appropriate. Officers should always remember and abide by their individual departmental policy, procedure, and/or directivesLegal Mandates - Human Rights, Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
Communication in the Police Environment
This 3-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
Counter Terrorism Awareness
This 1-hour course will introduce students to several terrorist operation indicators designed to enhance their knowledge and skills that will aid in the detection of terrorist activity in the community that may be encountered during the course of their law enforcement duties.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Procedural Justice
Crime Scene Investigation
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.
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
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 basic course is designed to improve awareness of the emergency operations planning process for K-12 educational and law enforcement staff, at all levels, to understand the development of EOPs, their implementation, and the collaborative efforts required for their successful use in emergency incidents. This course is certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meets required mandates for Procedural Justice (March 2017).Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
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 one-hour course provides an overview to the existence and dynamics of gangs of all kinds. 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, indicators of gang activity, and programs designed 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
This one-hour course on 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, 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.
Law for Police Canine
This course is a tool for Illinois police drug detection canine handlers to become familiar with current relevant Illinois statutes, case law, and legal doctrines that they will encounter during the course of the handler career. This course also benefits police administrators, supervisors, and officers who routinely work with drug detection canine teams.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates
Laws of Arrest - Refresher
This refresher course was designed to provide officers with a review of arrest procedures with and without a warrant, as well as when a summons or a notice to appear would be sufficient to a physical arrest. This course also provides an overview of procedures of how to obtain an arrest warrant, how to serve the arrest warrant and when you can make entry into a residence without a search warrant.Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates
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.
Officer Stress Management
This course addresses the stress that law enforcement officers can expect during the course of their law enforcement career, with an emphasis on learning how to manage stress in proactive ways that benefit job performance, as well as their personal and family well-being. In this course, the student will learn about the biological systems that underpin stress and are introduced to sources of stressors and challenges that are unique to law enforcement. Instruction covers critical incident stress and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as management strategies. Special consideration is given to the challenges of dealing with death, grief, and the cycle of healing.Legal Mandates - Officer Wellness
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
Orientation to Homeland Security
This 1-hour course will provide a view of terrorism as it pertains to the patrol officer in the field. Officers should become aware of and follow their specific department policy/procedure as it pertains to terrorism.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
This 7.5-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
Psychology of Domestic Violence
This course emphasizes developing comprehensive knowledge of domestic violence, the psychological dynamics involved in abusive relationships, the impact of trauma on the victim, statutory laws, and responsibilities and procedures for law enforcement. Several videos have been included in the module to help officers understand the trauma often associated with domestic violence, and how this trauma influences investigations.Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates, Psychology of Domestic Violence
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.
Science for Criminal Justice Professionals
Science for Criminal Justice Professionals provides an overview of evidence-based policing, with an analysis of several successful evidence-based policy applications. This course examines the criminal justice professional's role in research participation and application to policy and practice. Lastly, the course evaluates the process of translating scientific research into practical application.Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Procedural Justice
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
Strategic Communication for Effective Leadership
A large part of a law enforcement executive's job has to do with giving and receiving communications. Perhaps nothing is so important to successfully leading your agency as successful communication. Without the capabilities to communicate effectively law enforcement leaders might set their agency up for internal and external detachment, and subsequently not achieve the goals that were set. This twenty-three minute highly practical webinar will address the concept of (successful) strategic communication in the light of an ever-changing environment.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault/Abuse Refresher
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)
Understanding the Eight Levels of Supervisory Engagement
Understanding the Eight Levels of Supervisory Engagement is about getting the best engagement and performance from your agency's (first line) supervisors, often referred to as the "backbone of the police organization." Just answer these questions: What do we want our police officers to do? How do we prepare these officers for their mission? Who prepares these officers for their mission on a day-to-day basis? And who monitors the officers? progress and performance? In most agencies, these tasks will be performed by the (first line) supervisors. When you realize this, you realize that as a law enforcement executive, you need to focus on whether your supervisors are capable, willing to proactively engage their subordinates, and are "on-board" with agency goals, values, and strategies. This fifty-five minute highly practical webinar addresses how to recognize and understand the eight levels of supervisory engagement, and it hands law enforcement leaders the tools to monitor and improve their supervisor's engagement and performance.Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice
Vehicle Stops and Occupant Control
This 4-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