TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER V: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND STANDARDS BOARD
PART 1720 ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING ACT
SECTION 1720.70 MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ILLINOIS SHERIFFS
Section 1720.70 Minimum Training Requirements for Illinois Sheriffs
a) Illinois Sheriffs shall successfully complete 20 hours of training at a Board certified training academy or a Mobile Team Training Unit organized pursuant to the Intergovernmental Law Enforcement Officer's In-Service Training Act [50 ILCS 720].
b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), Illinois Sheriffs may complete up to 20 hours of approved training by successfully completing training programs approved by the Executive Director of the Board. In order to obtain approval of a training program, the entity seeking approval shall submit the proposed training program to the Executive Director 30 to 90 days prior to the administration of the training program. The Executive Director shall approve or deny the proposed training program within 14 days following receipt of the proposal.
c) Proposed training programs submitted for approval shall contain an outline of the proposed training program, the dates when the proposed program will be offered, a listing of all instructors offering the proposed program, and the location of the proposed program.
d) In approving training programs, the Board will determine if the training relates to job tasks performed by Illinois Sheriffs within their own department or relates to the duties and responsibilities of Sheriffs in supervising law enforcement or correctional tasks within their own department. Approved training programs may include, but are not limited to, the local operation of correctional facilities, supervision of deputies or county correctional officers, operation of the Sheriff's department and methods of management regarding operational and administrative departmental quality control for county correctional or local Sheriff's departments.
e) If the Executive Director denies or requests additional information, the program is not approved. The Executive Director will verify in writing to the entity seeking approval when a training program is approved.
f) The Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board shall maintain a record for each Sheriff in Illinois to determine the amount of hours of approved training each Sheriff receives during each calendar year.
g) Upon the completion of 20 hours of training approved by the Board, the Executive Director of the Board shall issue a certificate to the Sheriff attesting to the completion of training.
h) Upon completion of any Board approved training program, each Sheriff is responsible for submitting proof of completion of training to the Board's office in Springfield, Illinois.
i) Sheriffs who do not complete 20 hours of approved training prior to December 31 of any calendar year for the preceding calendar year will be issued a letter notifying them of non-compliance with the Board's training requirements.
(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 13537, effective September 23, 2004)