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
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
Click here to see a program brochure. For more information and to access the application,
visit the following : http://swicpa.com/veteran.htm.