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Basic Police Recruit Academy

Home > Departments > Training > C.C.S.P.D. > Basic Police Recruit Academy

The Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy is an Approved Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

An Optional 11th week of specialized training is available at no extra charge. In order to attend the Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy you must be hired as a full time Police Officer.

Any questions please contact the C.C.S.P.D. Training Academy at: 708-583-3152

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Academy dates for the Cook County Sheriff's Police Training Academy:

Class

Power Test

Start Date

Concluded Date

13-4

24 Sep 2013

07 Oct 2013

13 Dec 2013

14-1

17 Dec 2013

06 Jan 2014

14 Mar 2014

14-2

25 Mar 2014

07 Apr 2014

13 Jun 2014

14-3

24 Jun 2014

07 Jul 2014

12 Sep 2014

14-4

23 Sep 2014

06 Oct 2014

12 Dec 2014

Recruit Classes are held at Triton College, River Grove, Illinois.  Triton Campus Map

Physical Training

Physical TrainingPhysical Training

 

 

 

 

This unit will be divided into two phases for development, each of which will run concurrently. The first phase of each day’s activity will begin with an exercise and warm up period. This period may be integrated with the “Physical Skills and Personal Fitness” unit, or it may be independent.

The second phase of each instruction period will concentrate upon the development of personal defense skills associated with law enforcement functions, including techniques for searching suspects, use of temporary restraint devices, self-protection of the officer and others through personal weapons, physical means, etc.

Defensive Tactics

Defensive TacticsDefensive Tactics

 

 

 

 

This unit will be divided into two phases for development, each of which will run concurrently. The first phase of each day’s activity will begin with an exercise and warm up period. This period may be integrated with the “Physical Skills and Personal Fitness” unit, or it may be independent.

The second phase of each instruction period will concentrate upon the development of personal defense skills associated with law enforcement functions, including techniques for searching suspects, use of temporary restraint devices, self-protection of the officer and others through personal weapons, physical means, etc.

EVOC

The driving training mandated in this curriculum includes only classroom instruction. The issues addressed pertain to psychology of the driver, defensive driving techniques, vehicle dynamics, driving hazards, emergency driving, and civil liability of law enforcement drivers. If facilities are available, it is strongly recommended that practical driving exercises be conducted. Guidelines for driving practicals are published by the Board in a separate document.

Firearms

FirearmsFirearmsThis and other skill development units will employ a minimum amount of class time for instruction and demonstration to permit a maximum amount of range time for hands-on development of shooting skills. The primary purpose of this period is to develop firing skills and to develop student proficiency in combat shooting. Classroom instruction and tactical demonstration will include range safety, proper grip, stance, sighting, trigger finger position, trigger manipulation, weapon loading, unloading, and clearing malfunctions. This unit will also further develop students’ ability to handle handguns safely.

Traffic Stops

Traffic StopsTraffic StopsThe driving training mandated in this curriculum includes only classroom instruction. The issues addressed pertain to psychology of the driver, defensive driving techniques, vehicle dynamics, driving hazards, emergency driving, and civil liability of law enforcement drivers. If facilities are available, it is strongly recommended that practical driving exercises be conducted. Guidelines for driving practicals are published by the Board in a separate document.

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