ILETSB – Mandatory Firearms Course – 40 – Hours- Tazewell County Range, Tremont, IL

ILETSB – Mandatory Firearms Course – 40 – Hours- Tazewell County Range, Tremont, IL

09-24-2024 5:00 PM - 09-29-2024 10:00 PM
Tazewell County Range
Address: 21302 Illinois Route 9, Tremont, IL
21302 Illinois Route 9, Tremont, IL


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

ILETSB – Mandatory Firearms Course – 40 – Hours

Revised November 2022

  Instructors: Dan Glover, Jon Quast, Tony Segree

September 24-29, 2024

Certificate of Liability from your agency or municipality is required to attend

 Location: Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office Range 21302 Illinois Route 9, Tremont IL

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday- Friday: 5pm-10pm Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

Course Size: Minimum 10 Maximum 14

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: September 17, 2024

Course Objectives

This course of instruction is designed to acquaint participants with the potential physical, mental, legal, and ethical hazards associated with the use/misuse of firearms, to introduce the overall firearms training requirements of the basic course, and to develop thorough basic instruction and supervised practical range exercises that test the individual’s ability to use firearms effectively.

Instruction will emphasize safe practice and caring for and using firearms on and off duty. These instructions should be clearly illustrated. Instruction will also include proper techniques for handling, loading, and unloading firearms, emphasizing that safety comes through learning and practice. Discussion will include appropriate equipment to be utilized which will better assure safety, such as proper holsters, the built-in safety of various types of firearms, and safety securing devices which can be used to assure firearm safety while it is being carried, when it is being handled, or when it is being stored.

The Safe-T Act made, among other changes, modifications to the Criminal Code of 2012. The new enactments which began becoming effective July 1, 2021, include new criminal statutes directed at law enforcement behavior and changes to the peace officer use of force statutes.

Five hours of classroom time will be devoted to the legal responsibility of the use of weapons, particularly the peace officer’s use of force in making an arrest.

Law-enforcement agencies and student officers must be made aware of the fact that this is a minimum standard basic firearms course only and should not be considered all the firearms training necessary for the officer to become and remain competent in firearms. It is required that all officers re-qualify once a year.

All officers must successfully complete the 40-Hour Mandatory Firearms Training Course required by Public Act 84-487 prior to carrying a firearm in the performance of their official duties.

The firearms training requirement is incorporated as an integral part of the basic law enforcement and basic correctional officer courses.

Officers will be given one opportunity to pass the MFT written exam and three chances to qualify with their service weapon, if they fail to pass the written exam and/or the qualification, they may have to complete the entire 40-Hour MFT course. Full & Part Time Police Officers successfully completing this course will have complied with Public Acts 70-652 and 84-487

Also, trainees should bring their duty weapon, shotgun, and leather gear to class.  The duty weapon and shotgun should be a good quality weapon in good condition.  Each trainee must provide the following ammunition:

 Shotgun Ammunition:      

650 rounds of pistol ammunition

5 rounds of either #4 buck or .00 buck

5 rounds of rifled slug

5 rounds of field load

Slide Switch Flashlight (no twist switch)

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority 4 hours, Legal Updates 1 hour, De-Escalation Techniques 25 hours, Laws Concerning Stops, Searches and Use of Force 1 hour, Officer Safety Techniques including Cover Concealment and Time 1 hour

ILETSB – Mandatory Firearms Course – 40 – Hours- Tazewell County Range, Tremont, IL