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

Agencies will be billed tuition for officers/deputies attending the following 2020 Full Time Police Academy courses: Session 140, Session 141 and Session 142.

Current rates per officer:

$3757.20 Tuition and Meals 
$5617.20 Tuition, lodging and meals 


Upcoming Sessions

Session 142


Session 142 Full
Applications Due

Friday June 19, 2020

Power Test Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Starting Date Monday, July 27, 2020
Graduation Date  Friday, October 30, 2020

Session 143

Session 143 40 Spaces
Application Due Friday, October 16, 2020
Power Test Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Starting Date Thursday, November 19, 2020
Graduation Date Friday, March 12, 2020

Contact Information

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