Welcome to the Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board

Vision Statement: Based on current and future needs of Member Agencies we assess developing trends and problems in Law Enforcement and build appropriate training responses while providing low cost solutions for quality Law Enforcement Training and meaningful education for the future of Law Enforcement. We provide superior training to Law Enforcement personnel to keep them current on changing practices and standards of professionalism.

Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing quality training to all Law Enforcement professionals.


The Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board relocated its operations as of Friday, June 30, 2017 to 527 Colman Center Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. Our new phone number is 779-210-8422.  



The Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board entered into a subscription to the “Law Enforcement Officer Training Case of the Month”, provided by Illinois Prosecutor Services, LLC, Attorney Don Hays. Each month we will post a new “Training Case of the Month”, along with a few questions pertaining to that case, and the correct answers to those questions. You must log into the Member Agency section in order to view the content. 


We have received the following statements from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and would like to share them with you.

Basic Law Enforcement Academy (full time)

Recieved 5/18/17

It has been brought to the Directors attention that a number of calls are coming in from Police Chiefs to advise that all of the Basic Law Enforcement Academies in the state are currently full.  Director Fischer is aware of the issue and is working on some possible options to be able to alleviate the problem.

However, in the meantime,
1)    If you have not already hired the new officer, hold off on doing so until you can secure a seat for them in one of the upcoming academy classes.
2)    If the above is not an option, and the officer has already been hired, immediately get them on the waiting list for one of the upcoming academy classes by contacting the academy registrar.  There is a good possibility they will get into the next class with no wait.
3)    If your officer remains on the waiting list for the academy and his/her 6 month deadline is fast approaching and it appears they will not begin the academy by that date, submit a letter to Director Fischer to request a 90 day extension.  If all good faith efforts have been made to get the officer into training in a timely manner, the requested extension request will be approved.

Basic Law Enforcement Academy (part time)

Posted: 4/20/2017

Please be advised that the Board has decided that the new 560-hour Part-Time BLE would be suspended until January 1, 2018.  Therefore, once the existing PT BLE courses are concluded using the current curriculum, there will be a break in PT BLE training for a few months. This will allow time for the Executive Institute and their staff at Western Illinois University to update the online training modules. 

Departments with PT officers in need of Basic Law Enforcement training will be given two options: 

Enroll their officer(s) in the January 2018 PTBLE courses through their local MTU.  They will need to submit a request to the Board for an extension of any deadlines for Basic Law Enforcement Training. These extension requests will be granted due to the temporary suspension of the program.  However, please note that the 6 month deadline for both the mandatory firearms course and passing the POWER Test still applies.  Additionally, if more than 45 days passes after the POWER test, the recruit will be required to pass the POWER test before the start of the academy.

Hire their officer(s) at FT status, enroll them in one of the FT academies to complete the 560 hour Basic Law Enforcement course, and then submit a Form E to drop them back to PT status once they successfully complete the BLE and return to work at the department.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions, need additional information or further contact information for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.