Online Learning Network


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

Cultural Competency

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.

Domestic Violence

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 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-injector

Legal 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 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

Hate Crimes

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

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

Procedural Justice

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.

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

Social Networking

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

Special Populations in Corrections

This 8-module series of lessons provides information on the different offender populations within the institutional corrections? system and in the community. The series is broken into eight distinct modules for ease of understanding and covers topics including: the role of correctional staff, mental illness in the correctional system, aging and young offenders, female offenders, religion in prison, justice-involved veterans, and other special populations.

Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice


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