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Illinois State Police Academy

3700 East Lake Shore Drive
Springfield, IL 62707-8639

Suburban Law Enforcement Academy

425 Fawell Blvd. SRC2015
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Timothy J. O'Connor Education & Training Academy

1300 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

University of Illinois Police Training Institute

1004 So. Fourth St.
Champaign, IL 61820-6104

Police Academy Intern Program at Southwestern Illinois College

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Intern Program is an ideal training outlet for veterans seeking a career in law enforcement.  Successful intern applicants attend a basic law enforcement training academy (400-hour program) and, upon passing the state certification examination, will receive ILETSB State Certification.  Interns are integrated into classes with sworn officers and receive the same training.  The costs for training (tuition, housing, meals, etc.) are the responsibility of the intern, but eligible interns may use the Illinois Veterans’ Grant, GI Bill or the Workforce Investment Act to pay tuition.  This program is for Illinois residents only and seats are limited.  Applicants must have valid Illinois driver's license and Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card.  Other facts:

 ·        - 90-95% of Interns (1/3 are veterans), have been hired as part-time or full-time peace officers.

·         - Receive college credit that may be applied to Southwestern Illinois College’s Administration of Justice AAS Degree.

·         - Police Agencies grant Veteran’s and Education Preference Points in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-16.

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