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 

Applications for Session 145

Applications will be posted on June 3, 2021

Upcoming Sessions

Any 2021 Dates are Subject to ILETSB Approval

Session 145

Session 145  Full- Wait List  
Application Due  Monday, July 9, 2021
Power Test Group A  Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:00am
Power Test Group B  Tuesday, August 3, 2021 8:00am
Start Date  Monday, August 23, 2021
Ending Date  Friday, December 3, 2021

Session 146

Session 146 Wait List
Application Deadline Friday, December 3, 2021
Power Test Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Start Date Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Ending Date  Friday, April 22, 2022

Session 147

Session 147 72 Seats Available 
Application Deadline Friday, March 25, 2022
Power Test  Tuesday, April 12, 2022
State Date  Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Ending Date Friday, August 12, 2022

Session 148

Session 148 72 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 72 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