In order to attend the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage, a recruit must be appointed as a police officer or deputy sheriff by an authorized Law Enforcement Agency that is duly recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB), or be assigned to the academy by the ILETSB as an intern in conformance with 50 ILCS 708, Law Enforcement Intern Training Act.
12-week program, offered each quarter, applies diverse training experiences
and innovative training strategies to prepare recruits to be highly
and practical training are central to the program. All instructors are
state certified and are currently active in their fields of expertise.
Students also are required to take part in several practical scenarios
that include traffic stops, crimes in progress, building searches, court
testimony, street stops and a variety of everyday situations common
to police work.
scheduled strength and aerobic program is conducted during the academy
program. Defensive tactics, along with other techniques, including verbal
judo, are part of the curriculum.
program is set up with safety first. All instructors are master firearms
certified and full-time law enforcement officers. To ensure safety,
we maintain a close ratio of students to instructors.
BASIC ACADEMY COURSE DATES
BA 14-03: Jan. 6 to March 28, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Dec. 31, 2013
BA 14-04: March 31 to June 20, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: March 18, 2014
BA 15-01: July 7 to Sept. 26, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: June 24, 2014
BA 15-02: Sept. 29 to Dec. 19, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Sept. 16, 2014
BA 15-03: Jan. 5 to Mar. 27, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Dec. 22, 2014
BA 15-04: Mar. 30 to June 19, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Mar. 17, 2015
*Subject to evaluation by the IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board and College of DuPage based on training needs & enrollment commitments
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