Police Academy Application | Southwestern Illinois College

This program has been developed in response to law enforcement administrators seeking a pool of trained and certified candidates available for service. It enables civilians seeking a career in law enforcement to attend basic law enforcement training at their own expense. This is a unique opportunity to attend a state law enforcement academy. Interns are integrated into classes with sworn officers and receive the same training. The Intern application process is currently only available at Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. This program is for Illinois residents only. Applicants must have valid Illinois driver’s license and Illinois Firearms Owner Identification card. The following information has been designed to help you better understand the selection process and what you can expect during academy training.