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NLEA: National Law Enforcement Academy

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.

This cost-effective, 12-week program, offered each quarter, applies diverse training experiences and innovative training strategies to prepare recruits to be highly qualified officers.

Classroom 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.

A regularly 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.

The firearms 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.


BA 15-01: July 7 to Sept. 26, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: June 24, 2014
Tuition: $3,080

BA 15-02: Sept. 29 to Dec. 19, 2014 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Sept. 16, 2014
Tuition: $3,080

BA 15-03: Jan. 5 to Mar. 27, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Dec. 22, 2014
Tuition: $3,080

BA 15-04: Mar. 30 to June 19, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Mar. 17, 2015
Tuition: $3,080

BA 16-01: July 6 to Sept. 25, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: June 23, 2015
Tuition: TBD

BA 16-02: Sept. 28 to Dec. 18, 2015 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Sept. 15, 2015
Tuition: TBD

BA 16-03: Jan. 4 to Mar. 25, 2016 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Dec. 22, 2015
Tuition: TBD

BA 16-04: Mar. 28 to June 17, 2016 (12 weeks)
Power Test Date: Mar. 22, 2016
Tuition: TBD


*Subject to evaluation by the IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board and College of DuPage based on training needs & enrollment commitments

Recruit Materials
All files are PDFs

1 Recruit Packet Index

1a Power Test Reporting Instructions

2 Power Test Guide (State Form)

3 Power Medical Certificate ILETSB

4 Medical Examination Packet

5 College of DuPage Map

6 Reporting Instructions

7 Recruit Registration Form

8 Company Sponsored Billing

9 Form E from training board

10 Indemnification Agreement

11 Drivers License Check Letter

12.1 IL Law Enforcement Officers Certification Exam

12.2 Policy and Procedure Verification Form

13 Informational Contact Person

14 Release of Information-SLEA

15 Release of Information-ILETSB

16 Uniform Package

17 Photo Waiver

18 Crisis Assistance Approval

19 Fee Structure



Dan Maloney
Program Manager
Voice: (630) 942-2483
Fax: (630) 942-3766

Roy Newton
Program Coordinator
(630) 942-3876

Rich Hawkins
Program Coordinator
(630) 942-3336

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