|SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today that on Sunday, January 4, 2004, 53 applicants certified by the Illinois State Police Merit Board have been invited to report to the Illinois State Police Academy to begin their intense training as Cadet Class 107. |
ISP Director Larry Trent said, "The agency appreciates Governor Blagojevich's commitment to keep public safety a priority in his administration by making funds available to hire these cadets. Upon graduating from the Academy, these cadets will be assigned to districts across the state."
During a 26-week training period, cadets will undergo a rigorous regimen of physical and classroom instruction, which includes training in Terrorism Awareness, Domestic Violence, Critical Incident Response, Firearms Training, First Responder Certification, Illinois Vehicle Code, Criminal Law, Motor Carrier Safety, Emergency Pursuit Driving, Juvenile Law, Police Response to Mental Illness, and more.
"Our Agency is looking forward to the day these cadets will graduate from the Academy and assist us with our goal of serving and protecting the citizens of Illinois," Trent added.