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Admission Procedures for Full Time Hired Officers

 Dates for upcoming full time sessions are listed below.  To sign up call (618) 222-5396.

To attend the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be hired as a full-time employee of an Illinois Police agency. If you have not been hired as a full-time employee of an Illinois Police agency, please see the Intern information.
  • Please call the Academy office at (618) 222-5396 and make a reservation for the next academy session.
  • Accurately complete a Southwestern Illinois Police Academy Application.  Applications will be available 60 days prior to the start of the session.
  • Successfully complete the P.O.W.E.R. Test on site.
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    Explanation of the Test and Preparation Methods

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Program Costs

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has authorized direct tuition payment for eligible agencies.  This includes lodging and meals. Agencies may still file a reimbursement claim to recover other related and approved training costs. For all others:

Tuition $2131.00
Housing $1550.00
Two Meal Plan (Breakfast and Lunch) $650.00
Three Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) $1000.00
Tuition and Housing $3681.00
Tuition and Two Meal Plan $2781.00
Tuition and Three Meal Plan $3131.00
Tuition, Housing, and Two Meal Plan $4681.00
Tuition, Housing, and Three Meal Plan $4681.00

Includes books, paper supplies, physical training shirts and shorts, handgun and shotgun ammunition.

 All tuition, housing costs, and fees set by the ILETSB are subject to change.

Upcoming Sessions

Session 128 400 Hour Session  
Power Test Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:30 am
Start Date Friday, August 28, 2015 6:30 am
Ending Date Friday, November 6, 2015 9:00 pm*
* Graduation    


Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221