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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.

To attend the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Academy, a person must be hired as a full time Police Officer and/or sponsored by a Law Enforcement Agency. The program is designed for 16 weeks of training.

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
21-03 August 17, 2021 August 30, 2021 December 17, 2021
22-01 December 17, 2021 January 3, 2022 April 22, 2022
22-02 April 19, 2022 May 2, 2022 August 19, 2022

Recruit Classes are held at Triton College, River Grove, Illinois

Physical 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

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

This 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

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.