Full Time Academy | Southwestern Illinois College

Procedures for enrolling an officer in Southwestern Illinois Police Academy:

  • Please call the Academy office at (618) 222-5396 and make a reservation for the next academy session.
  • Departments who have a hired officer and can give us the officers name, birth date, and appointment date will be assigned to list A with a reserved seat.  If the proper information is not supplied by the application deadline the department will lose the seat.
  • Departments who wish to reserve a seat, but do not have a hired officer will be assigned to list B. When you can provide the name, birth date, and appointment date for your hired officer you will be moved to List A as seats are available.
  • In addition your officer/deputy must be able to successfully complete the P.O.W.E.R. test onsite.

Explanation of the Test and Preparation Methods

Program Costs

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has authorized direct tuition payment for eligible agencies. This includes lodging and meals. Ineligible agencies must pay tuition to the Police Academy. For all others:

Session 140

Ending Date April 17, 2020
Session 140 0 Spaces Left
Applications Due  December 9, 2019 
Power Test  December 17, 2019
Starting Date  January 8, 2020

Upcoming Sessions

Ending Date Friday, August 21, 2020
Session 141  
Applications Due Monday, April 13, 2020
Power Test Tuesday April 21, 2020
Starting Date Thursday May 14, 2020

Ending Date Friday, December 18, 2020
Session 142  
Applications Due Monday, August 10, 2020
Power Test Tuesday August 18, 2020
Starting Date Wednesday September 9, 2020

Contact Information

Office: 618-222-5396
Fax: 618-236-1094
Address: 2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville, IL 62221