TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER V: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING STANDARDS BOARD
PART 1770 PART-TIME BASIC TRAINING
SECTION 1770.212 REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATING LOCAL AGENCIES
Section 1770.212 Requirements of Participating Local Agencies
Each participating law enforcement agency shall:
a) Specifically inform each part-time officer appointed after January 1, 1996 that, as a condition of permanent employment, the officer must successfully complete the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course within the first 18 months after employment, and must complete a POWER test and be registered for the course within the first 6 months of employment.
b) Fully cooperate with the Board by furnishing reports and information the Board deems necessary to fully implement all provisions of the Act.
c) Not appoint any person as a permanent part-time law enforcement officer who has not been awarded a certificate by the Board attesting to successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course within the first 18 months of employment. A waiver of this training requirement may be obtained under the conditions set forth in Section 1720.20(f).
d) Before a part-time police officer can be vested with law enforcement authority and permitted to patrol the public, each law enforcement agency must activate the certification of an individual by:
1) For newly hired and trained officers,
A) conducting a thorough background check on the individual,
B) confirming the individual completed an approved training academy, and
C) confirming the individual passed the State Certification Examination.
2) For previously certified officers,
A) conducting a thorough background check on the individual in accordance with the Illinois Police Training Act,
B) submitting a request for reactivation to the Board, and
C) obtaining notice of reactivation from the Board.
3) For officers who have attended an academy and obtained certification in another state or with an agency of the federal government,
A) confirming certification through out of state reciprocity,
B) verifying the individual's prior trainings, and
C) confirming the individual completed all courses prescribed by the Board and passed the Equivalency Exam.
e) Terminate the employment of any officer who fails to successfully complete the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course within the first 18 months of employment, or fails to successfully complete a POWER test and register for the course within the first 6 months of employment, unless a waiver of the course requirement has been granted to the employing agency upon proper application to the Executive Director of the Board.
(Source: Added at 47 Ill. Reg. 9410, effective June 23, 2023)