Full Time Academy - Southwestern Illinois College

Procedures for enrolling an officer in Southwestern Illinois Police Academy:

  1. Please call the Academy office at (618) 222-5396 and make a reservation for the next academy session.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. New policy – All recruits will be housed in the dormitories, regardless of agency location.

Current rates per officer:

$6680.00Tuition, lodging and meals


Upcoming Sessions

Any Dates are Tentative and Subject to ILETSB Approval

Session 149

Session 149 In Session
Application Deadline  Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Power Test Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Start Date Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Graduation Date Friday, April 28, 2023

Session 150

Session 150  Seats Available
Application Deadline  extended deadline – March 24, 2023
Power Test Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Start Date Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Graduation Date Friday, August 25, 2023

Session 151

Session 151  Seats Available
Application Deadline  Friday, July 21, 2023
Power Test Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Start Date  Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Graduation Date Friday, December 22, 2023

Contact Information

Office: 618-222-5396
Fax: 618-236-1094
Address: 2300 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226