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.

Current rates per officer:

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


Upcoming Sessions

Any Dates are Subject to ILETSB Approval

Session 147

Session 147 As of 2/16/22, Seats Available 
Application Deadline Friday, March 25, 2022
Power Test  Tuesday, March 29 & Tuesday, April 12, 2022
State Date  Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Ending Date Friday, August 12, 2022

Session 148

Session 148  Seats Available
Application Deadline Monday, July 22, 2022
Power Test Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Start Date Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Ending Date Friday, December 9, 2022

Session 149

Session 149  Seats Available
Application Deadline  Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Power Test Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Start Date Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Ending Date Friday, April 14, 2023

Contact Information

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