Location:5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614

Upcoming events

  • 05-29-19 8:00 AM - 05-30-19 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    Field Training Officer Update Instruction

    Instructor: Bruce Sokolove, Field Training Associate, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    September 24-27, 2019
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: September 10, 2019
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 32
    Course Objective

    This two-day course is specifically designed for experienced/trained/certified Field Training Officers. This in-service training will 1) provide update to the revised Daily Observation Report and the newly revised Standard Evaluation Guidelines and 2) provide transitional instruction on Breaking Routine™ from traditional numerically anchored Probationary law enforcement performance assessment to a behaviorally anchored process, which emphasizes training and coaching for outstanding job performance.

    Course Content

    This update instruction emphasizes the FTO’s responsibilities to:

    ❶ Examine and objectively document probationer job behaviors and actions utilizing totally revised standardized assessment guidelines, and

    ❷ Analyze the probationer’s training and performance needs and utilize the most appropriate instructional techniques for corrective action.

    The instruction presentation will focus upon discussion as well as hands-on application of the course materials in small group and individual student exercises. Course content will include:

    • ➟ Performance assessment components utilizing a non-numerical evaluation scale.
    • ➟ Utilization of the revised Standardized Evaluation Guidelines.
    • ➟Legally/objectively documenting probationer performance.
    • ➟ Utilizing a variety of on-the-job instructional/coaching techniques.
    • ➟ Documenting the extent of training and coaching when Corrective Action is Necessary™
    • ➟ Objectively determining when the Probationer is Not Responding to Training
    • ➟ Executing the revised Self-Initiated Field Activity protocols with the Daily Patrol Plan.

    ➤ Special attention: Students should be familiar with their Department’s Field Training and Evaluation

    Instructor Biography

    Bruce Sokolove earned a Bachelor of Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Master of Science in Police Administration/Public Safety from Michigan State University in 1970. He is a former Police Officer and Patrol Commander. Bruce served the uniform in North Adams, Massachusetts and Ann Arbor, Michigan and served as Executive Officer and Undersheriff for the Washtenaw County (MI) Sheriff’s Department. He is the former Director of the Southern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Center, a regional state police academy providing basic and in-service instruction/certification for Michigan law enforcement candidates.

    Bruce currently serves as a member of the State of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Curriculum Advisory Task Force. He has been published in The Police Chief Magazine (International Association of Chiefs of Police) and Law and Order Magazine and is a frequent speaker at law enforcement conferences, including the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Association of Law Enforcement Training Officers, and the National Association of Field Training Officers.

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: TBA
  • 06-06-19 8:00 AM - 06-06-19 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    Career and Officer Survival for Dispatchers

    Instructor: Betsy Brantner Smith
    Public Grants & Training Initiatives

    June 6, 2019
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: June 3, 2019
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 64
    Course Objective
    Cops and dispatchers are trying to do essentially the same job from two very different locations and perspectives; we often have separate rules, dissimilar shifts, and frankly, neither one of us truly understands the other, but we’re all trying to serve our community and keep it, and ourselves, safe. This one-of-a-kind interactive, multi-media training course will give public safety and private security dispatchers the opportunity to truly see, hear and feel what is happening on the street and learn how their actions, instincts and expertise can play a vital role in police officer safety and survival. We’ll help you understand “cop-speak” and learn how to “expect the unexpected,” all while learning to survive and thrive in the unique communication center atmosphere. This course will also help dispatchers learn to improve their own careers and enhance job satisfaction with proven methods they can utilize immediately.
    Course Content

    This course will provide insight on:

    • Helping dispatchers understand officer survival tactics on and off the street
    • Understanding the unique stressors dispatcher face on every tour of duty
    • Applying “Warrior Ethos” to the dispatch function
    • Why “survival” is minimalistic and we must train to WIN!
    • Bringing the “Not Today!”© mindset into the communications center
    • Defining respectful and “tactical” communication techniques
    • Bringing dispatchers and officers together before, during and after a critical incident, and during day-to-day operations
    • How you and your personnel can communicate effectively within your organization…really
    • Helping personnel develop successful leadership skills, regardless of rank or assignment
    • Why dispatchers need to think about their own safety, both on and off duty
    • Helping employees avoid the victim-based mentality that can develop in a high-stress environment and learn to become a true optimist

    Over 170 police officers are killed in the line of duty each year; sixty thousand are assaulted, and over sixteen thousand suffer injuries.  A dispatcher can be a police officer’s life-line in a dangerous encounter.  This training will give even the most seasoned dispatcher new insight into their impact on a patrol officer’s daily mission as well as their survival, and will help individual students regain the enthusiasm for their chosen career in public safety.

    Instructor Biography

    Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith retired in 2009 as a 29-year veteran of the Naperville, IL Police Department. Beginning her career as a police dispatcher at age 17, Betsy became a police officer four years later and has held positions in patrol, investigations, narcotics, juvenile, hostage negotiation, crime prevention and field training.  She received her four year degree from Western Illinois University in 1991, and was a class officer and graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Staff and Command in May of 2001.

    As a sergeant, she supervised her department’s K-9 Unit, served as a field training sergeant, recruitment team sergeant, bike patrol coordinator, Crowd Control Bike Team leader, and supervisor of the Community Education/Crime Prevention Unit. Betsy served on the Elderly Services Team, the Crisis Intervention Team, and was a proud founding supervisory member of NPD’s Honor Guard Unit.

    From 1999 – 2003 Betsy hosted various programs and was a content expert for the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), is currently an on-air commentator and advisor for the Police One Academy and was a featured character in the Biography Channel’s “Female Forces” reality show. Betsy also serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Call Now, an organization dedicated to providing confidential support resources to first responders.

    She has been a law enforcement trainer for over 20 years and was a content expert and senior instructor for the Calibre Press “Street Survival” seminar from 2003 through 2012.  Betsy is a popular keynote speaker at conferences and events throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. Since 1995, Betsy has authored hundreds of articles for law enforcement, government and civilian publications including Police Marksman, Law and Order, Police Chief, Law Officer, PoliceLink.com and LawOfficer.com. She served on the advisory board of Police Marksman magazine and is currently a featured columnist on both PoliceOne.com and Officer.Com.

    Betsy is the creator of the only course of its kind for women in law enforcement, “The Winning Mind for Women” and is the owner of Dave Smith & Associates’ Winning Mind LLC. Together, Betsy and Dave develop and instruct cutting edge courses through Winning Mind Seminars and travel extensively, bringing their inspirational messages throughout the world. Betsy can be reached through www.pg-ti.com or through her website at www.femaleforces.com and you can follow her on Twitter as @SgtBetsySmith.

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: TBA
  • 06-07-19 11:00 AM - 06-07-19 12:00 PM

    Local Board Meeting

    The next local advisory board meeting is on

    June 7, 2019
    @ 11:00 am
    our office
    5407 N University St, Poplar 101
    Peoria IL.

  • 06-19-19 8:00 AM - 06-19-19 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    Implementing a Social Media Strategy for Law Enforcement

    Instructor: Chris Mannino
    Public Grants & Training Initiatives

    June 19, 2019
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: June 171, 2019
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 64
    Course Objective

    This one day course has been designed to meet the practical needs of a Public Information Officer or other police personnel assigned to create, implement, and manage a social media strategy for a law enforcement agency.

    Course Content

    This course will give the police personnel insight into the history of law enforcement use of social media, how to create agency accounts on the most popular social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), legal considerations, civil rights considerations, creating engaging content, avoid pitfalls, and an overview of additional social media platforms and tools.

    The main goal of this course is to educate police personnel on how to successfully create social media accounts for their agencies, manage content within legal guidelines and community expectations, and successfully promote their agency and law enforcement in general.

    This course will be offered to Public Information Officer or other police personnel assigned to a Public Information Officer role or tasked with creating and/or managing social media accounts.

    Instructor Biography

    Chief Mannino, in his 22nd year in law enforcement, serves in the Chicago area and teaches social media strategies across the country. His agency’s law enforcement social media efforts have been featured by major Chicago media market news networks as well as received national attention. He is a graduate of the 237th session of the FBI National Academy where his studies focused on public relations for law enforcement. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Political and Justice Studies.

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Procedural Justice
  • 06-20-19 8:00 AM - 06-20-19 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    C.R.I.M.E. 123
    Interview & Interrogation

    Instructor: Domenic Cappelluti

    June 20, 2019
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: June 18, 2019
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 64
    Course Objective

    This dynamic one-day Interviewing & Interrogation class is specifically designed to prepare all detectives, investigators, agents, supervisors, gang officers and uniformed patrol officers to become effective interviewers and be consistently successful in obtaining difficult confessions. From new officers to experienced detectives, you will learn to easily separate the interview and interrogation process into three easy steps. Each step provides simple and straightforward “how-to’s” that will allow you to get a confession in any venue or circumstance.

    Course Content

    In one intense, interactive training day, C.R.I.M.E. 1-2-3’s expert, approachable instructors will provide each attendee with easy-to-understand tools that have been used and perfected on hard-core criminals for nearly two decades. This will be the most exciting and realistic interview class you have ever attended.

    No more time-consuming and expensive courses that teach complex interrogation “tactics” that have more steps than you can remember during a stressful interview. Build self-confidence, learn what to do in a variety of circumstances and become a truly great interviewer.

    Instructor Biography

    Domenic Cappelluti, CFI, is a Detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and is currently the senior homicide detective assigned to the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force (Illinois).  With over 13 years of experience, Domenic has specialized in high profile violent crimes, such as gang shootings and homicides, murder for hire cases on gang-drug officers, and officer involved shootings.  During his tenure with the police department, Domenic has worked in patrol, followed by investigations, and has supervised the gang suppression unit for 7 years.  Domenic successfully conducted and supervised hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout Lake County and the Chicago metropolitan area targeting Chicago based street gangs in Waukegan.  Domenic has been an intricate part in receiving federal funding for Waukegan and other suburbs by establishing a clear understanding, through the media, of the growing number of "gangs in the suburbs".  In doing so, the gang unit at that time was the first to take the congressional representative to the streets on several high profile operations to support the need for gang suppression funding,

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, and Lead Homicide Investigator
  • 09-24-19 8:00 AM - 09-27-19 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    Supervising & Managing the Field Training Process

    Instructor: Bruce Sokolove, Field Training Associate, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    September 24-27, 2019
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: September 10, 2019
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 32
    MTU # 7 - $50.00; Non MTU 7 - Members: $200.00
    Course Objective

    This four-day hands-on, problem-based learning course is specifically designed for first-line patrol and administrative support services managers responsible for supervising and managing Field Training Officers and probationary law enforcement employees. Instruction will include all revisions to the Process.

    Course Content

    The course emphasizes the necessary components of supervising probationers and Field Training Officers at the patrol shift level to insure that administrative guidelines and legal requirements are met. The course highlights two essential supervisory responsibilities: (1) the ability to comprehensively examine probationer performance documentation in accordance with the totally revised standardized Field Training and Evaluation Process assessment guidelines, and (2) auditing the probationer’s on-the-job training to insure the Field Training Unit utilizes the most appropriate instructional techniques for training task mastery and when necessary, corrective action. The instructional presentation will focus upon discussion of critical Field Training issues as well as hands on completion of the course materials during small group and individual in-class exercises. Students are required to complete out-of-classroom reading assignments. Course content will include:

    •  Insuring that your Agency’s Field Training and Evaluation Process structure actually works.
    •  In-class review and assessment of participating agency Probationer’s Training and Evaluation Manual (POM).
    •  Staffing the Field Training Unit: Recruitment, Testing, Selection and Training of FTOs.
    •  Realistic definition and expectations of Field Training Officer duties/responsibilities.
    •  Issues of compensation for Field Training Unit personnel.
    •  FTO scheduling issues/resource allocation.
    •  Utilizing the non-numerically anchored performance assessment scale and guidelines including 2009 revisions.
    •  Performance assessment errors that compromise the objectivity and legality of Field Training.
    •  Auditing the Daily Observation Report: Application of the standardized evaluation guidelines.
    •  Auditing the FTO’s application of the on-shift instructional techniques.
    •  Auditing Probationer training and coaching documentation. Are the FTOs doing what they were trained to do?
    •  Conducting the Weekly Performance Summary process meeting.
    •  Special focus: Not Responding to Training (NRT) Probationer and extension of training
    •  Supervising the development of the NRT Probationer’s Performance Improvement Plan.
    •  Supervising Probationers during Step V, the Solo Patrol Certification Period.
    •  Reorientation of personnel returning to Patrol Operations after extended street-absence.
    •  Preparing Probationer Employment Status Reports/Recommendation for the Chief Executive.
    •  Assessing the effectiveness of the Field Training Officers and the Field Training Process.
    •  Avoiding constructive discharge allegations
    •  Defending against State and Federal Court wrongful discharge claims.
    Materials Needed for Course

    Students should bring a copy of their Agency’s current Field Training and Evaluation Process manual and forms.

    Instructor Biography

    Bruce Sokolove earned a Bachelor of Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Master of Science in Police Administration/Public Safety from Michigan State University in 1970. He is a former Police Officer and Patrol Commander. Bruce served the uniform in North Adams, Massachusetts and Ann Arbor, Michigan and served as Executive Officer and Undersheriff for the Washtenaw County (MI) Sheriff’s Department. He is the former Director of the Southern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Center, a regional state police academy providing basic and in-service instruction/certification for Michigan law enforcement candidates.

    Bruce currently serves as a member of the State of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Curriculum Advisory Task Force. He has been published in The Police Chief Magazine (International Association of Chiefs of Police) and Law and Order Magazine and is a frequent speaker at law enforcement conferences, including the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Association of Law Enforcement Training Officers, and the National Association of Field Training Officers.

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: TBA
  • 02-10-20 8:00 AM - 02-14-20 4:00 PM

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

    Michael J. Oyer, Director
    Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
    Office P100
    Classroom P101
    5407 N. University Street P100
    Peoria, IL 61635-0001
    Phone: (309) 690-7350
    Fax: (309) 690-7359
    Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
    Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

    Field Training Officer Program (FTO)

    Instructor: Bruce Sokolove

    February 10-14, 2020
    8am – 4pm

    Class will meet in our classroom (above)
    Enrollment Deadline: December 20, 2018
    Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum - 64

    MTU # 7 - $50.00; Non MTU 7 - Members: $200.00

    Course Objective
    This FTO seminar is designed to provide experienced police officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly and effectively train and evaluate probationary officers in the field and to properly plan, prepare and present instructional material in goal-oriented roll-call and overlap training of both recruit and veteran police officers.
    Course Content
    1. Learn to identify key elements of the FTO.
    2. Know the five principles of learning and explain the significance of each principle.
    3. Understand the role of the FTO.
    4. Learn the steps to provide guidance, monitoring and evaluation of the recruit officer.
    5. Identify the methods of instruction and explain the uses, advantages and disadvantages of each method.
    6. Identify the various forms/reports utilized in the field training and evaluation program and explain the use of each form as it applies to the training and evaluation program.
    7. Explain the function of "Standardized Evaluation Guidelines" and demonstrate proficiency in their use through exercises in a controlled training environment.
    8. Understand stress and its effects on the recruit officer.
    9. Comprehend liability of the FTO.
    10. Identify several forms of training aids.
    Who Should Attend

    Law enforcement training administrators and personnel officers who are responsible for training, supervising and evaluating the performance of recruits.

     

    Course Certification Information
    MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
    Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice and Legal Updates.