Admission Procedures for Full Time Hired Officers

Next Session 

Session 139  14 seats available (as of May 14, 2019)
Applications Due Monday, July 15, 2019
Power Test Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Starting Date Monday, August 5, 2019
Ending Date Friday, November 8, 2019
   

Dates for future full time sessions are listed below. Please see our new procedures for enrolling an officer below.

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 on site.
    Click here for:
    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:

Tuition (Commuter) $3757.20
Tuition (Residential) $5617.20

Includes books, paper supplies, physical training shirts and shorts, handgun and shotgun ammunition.

All tuition, housing costs, and fees set by the ILETSB are subject to change.

Upcoming Sessions

Session 140  
Applications Due Monday, December 9, 2019
Power Test December 17, 2019
Starting Date Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Ending Date Friday, April 17, 2020
   
Session 141  
Applications Due Monday, April 13, 2020
Power Test Tuesday April 21, 2020
Starting Date Thursday May 14, 2020
Ending Date Friday, August 21, 2020
   
Session 142  
Applications Due Monday, August 10, 2020
Power Test Tuesday August 18, 2020
Starting Date Wednesday September 9, 2020
Ending Date Friday, December 18, 2020