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Admission Procedures for Part Time Hired Officers


The part-time academy is for officers who have been hired as a part-time employee of an Illinois Police agency.  If you have not been hired as a part-time employee of an Illinois Police agency, please see the Intern information.  The part-time academy is primarily a web based course, but meets approximately every third Saturday for nine months, in order to facilitate certain practical training that cannot be conducted on-line.  Attendance at these Saturday sessions is required.

Part-Time Officer Basic Training Program has been suspended until January 1, 2018. Therefore, once the current PTBLE courses are concluded using the old curriculum, there will be a break in PTBLE training for a few months. This will allow time for the Executive Institute and their staff at Western Illinois University to update the online training modules and test bank. Please contact the ILETSB if you need an extension for an already hired officer.

To attend the Southwestern Illinois Part Time Police Academy, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be hired as a part-time employee of an Illinois Police agency.
  • Please call the Academy office at (618) 222-5396 and make a reservation for the next part time academy session.
  • Accurately complete a Southwestern Illinois Police Academy Application.  Application will be available 60 days prior to the start of the session.
  • Successfully complete the P.O.W.E.R. Test on site.
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    Explanation of the Test and Preparation Methods


Program Costs

Tuition 400 Hour Curriculum $1900.00

Meet Session 27


Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221