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The Cook County Sheriff’s Training Institute provides training for court, correction, and police personnel. Our mission is to provide high quality programs that are as diverse as the workforce we serve. Staff instructors provide expert instruction in crucial subjects, such as first responder training, emergency services, and defensive tactics. Our instructors are passionate about training. In the classroom, our instructors promote the leadership and professionalism that creates a strong foundation for a career in law enforcement. This begins with the physical training and military bearing instilled in the recruit program and is later reinforced through in-service training designed for veteran officers.

We know that success favors the prepared mind. The Cook County Sheriff’s Training Institute is committed to propelling our personnel into the new millennium. As law enforcement continues to evolve, so too shall our training programs. Our top priority is making sure our sworn personnel have the tools and training necessary to meet the needs of our community and resolve threats to public safety.

Mission Statement

The Training Academy is dedicated to providing the highest quality training directed at community safety, the protection of life and property, and reduction of crime and the fear of crime. We provided diversity of training and the instruction needed to support basic and advanced training courses by balancing classroom instruction with integrated practical exercises that promote knowledge, ethical values and skills police officers need in the community they are called upon to preserve. We constantly maintain a commitment to Law Enforcement, that training be ongoing and continuous in the pursuit of Police Professionalism.

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
18-1 18 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018 27 April 2018
18-2 10 April 2018 07 May 2018 24 Aug 2018
18-3 07 Aug 2018 27  Aug 2018 21 Dec 2018

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

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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.

Internal training

Upcoming Classes Hosted by CCSPD
(Training in 2016 Updated 4/26/16)

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Crisis Intervention Training

All Sheriff’s Police Officers by virtue of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Basic Law Enforcement Curriculum have received disturbance call and crisis intervention training as part of their police certification.

There is a 40-hour specialized course where officers will learn skills and knowledge to effectively and safely interact with someone who is experiencing a crisis, including a mental health episode.

There are over 1500 active Advanced Mental Health trained officers working in the Cook County Department of Corrections. In addition, there are 200 Crisis Intervention trained correctional officers.

Power Test

The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training Academy recommends that Police applicants review the instructional video and PDF that explains the 4 components of the POWER test and prepare to meet the physical standards. Failure of any administration of the POWER test may lead to disqualification from the process.

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