The Administrative Services Bureau plays a vital role in the operation
of the Academy. The office of the bureau chief coordinates computer
orders, repairs, equipment moves, telecommunications requests. A facility
floor plan and staff location by office is maintained by this office.
The Academy training schedule is prepared every two weeks and distributed
to command. The other primary functions of the bureau are divided
among three sections.
Logistical Support Section
This section maintains the building and grounds of the Academy complex
with respect to maintenance and janitorial responsibilities. New construction,
rehabilitation, and facility repairs are coordinated with Logistics,
the Capital Development Board and outside contractors. Section personnel
are responsible for maintaining the Academy fleet, ensuring class/meeting
rooms are always ready, and building security.
Facility and Resource Section
Assigns housing and classrooms for guests and students while coordinating
all schedules and activities which involve the cafeteria.
Technology Delivered Services Section
This section utilizes state-of-the-art technology and training
aids to promote learning and training. Section personnel manage
and maintain the ISP Distance Learning/Video Conferencing network
which features 13 sites throughout the state. This section develops
web based training and electronic learning curriculum for law enforcement
officers and oversees the content of Academy web pages on the internet
and intranet. The Audio/Visual Unit coordinates filming, editing
and producing of training videos, public service announcements and
special projects from the Director’s office and other Divisions.
The Training Records database is located within this section. Training
records from districts are maintained on this system, including re-certifications
and pertinent training data used by the districts in monitoring mandated
training compliance. The section is also responsible for the e-mail
system, and cafeteria operations.
Physical Skills Bureau
The primary responsibilites of the Physical Skills Bureau include
teaching a variety of officer safety skills to all cadets and recruits
who attend the Academy, and providing Canine Training for the Illinois
State Police and local law enforcement agencies.
Cadets and recruits receive their Firearms Training from Firearms
Section personnel. As part of the Academy's Guest Program for the
families of cadets and recruits, the section provides a segment on
home safety which includes ways to ensure the officers' weapons are
safe while in the home. The Firearms Section also conducts quarterly
qualifications and night/stress shoots for ISP officers in the Springfield
area. The section is responsible for repairing weapons, as well as
distributing all ammunition and targets to the districts.
This unit is responsible for training all cadets in emergency driving
and offers a 36-hour Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) class
for local officers. Additional duties include: conducting classroom
drivers training for all recruit classes; presenting a high risk
drivers course for ISP officers who are identified by the Accident
Review Board; and conducting Skid Car training for ISP In-service
Personnel assigned to this section coordinate the training and evaluation
of all ISP canines and provide supplies and special assistance. The
unit offers a full-service class and a narcotics only class for ISP
and local handlers. Additionally, the section conducts recertifications
for all ISP and any local canine teams.
Officer Survival Section
This section provides cadets and recruits with training in use
of force, all Control and Arrest Tactics (CAT), officer survival
and traffic stops. The unit supervises the district CAT instructors
in teaching all CAT modules. The section conducts CAT in service
on a quarterly basis. The section conducts daily physical training
for both the cadet and recruit classes, and serves as the statewide
Physical Fitness Inventory Test (PFIT) coordinator. These duties
include coordinating the PFIT and Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation
Report (POWER) tests for cadets, recruits and applicants, as well
as implementing the P-FIT test for sworn and code employees.
Bureau of Training
The Bureau of Training is responsible for the Basic Training of
Illinois State Police Cadets and local law enforcement officers, coordination
of the ISP Field Training Officer Program and Breath Alcohol Training.
Policing Foundation Section
The Policing Foundation Section is the venue in which the majority
of basic training takes place. It is here Illinois State Police Cadets
and Local Law Enforcement Officers (recruits) receive their basic
training. Cadet and Recruit classes are assigned class coordinators,
typically a sworn officer, to ensure the needs of the class are met.
The class coordinators are responsible for all aspects of training
ranging from reserving a bus for off-site training to granting privileges
while assigned to the Academy. Through this section, curriculum is
delivered, tested, assessed with real life scenarios, and further
assessed during a field training period.
The Legal Section is responsible for basic and in-service training
in the areas of Criminal Law, Illinois Vehicle Code, Juvenile Law,
Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Emergency Medical Services. This
section is concerned with existing law, changes to the law, and court
decisions which affect laws in these areas.
Alcohol Substance and Testing Section
The Alcohol and Substance Testing Section (A.S.T) is responsible
for training Cadets and Recruits in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
The A.S.T Section conducts breath analysis instrument operator training
for Cadets and Mobile Training Units. In addition, this section has
operational control of the Breath Analysis Program for the state.
These responsibilities include the monthly certification of approximately
700 breath instruments around the state. Section personnel also provide
relicensing exams for in-service personnel.
Educational Development and Administration Section
The Educational Development and Administration Section is responsible
for the recruitment, training, and scheduling of instructors who will
teach basic and advanced training to state police personnel as well
as local law enforcement officers. This training is conducted at the
Academy and off-site locations. This section continuously reviews
and revises, in conjunction with content area specialists, all curriculum
provided in basic and advanced training. The Educational Development
and Administration Section conducts assessment and testing following
the completion of training. This section critiques Academy programs
and instructors in an effort to maintain effective, current training.
Continuing Education Section
The Continuing Education Section develops and delivers a variety
of courses to sworn officers. These courses include Basic Narcotics,
New and Advanced Agents, Motor Vehicle Theft, Crash Investigation
and Reconstruction, and In-service training for incumbent officers.
In addition to these courses, there are other specialty courses delivered
on an as-needed basis, such as Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Child
Abuse and Computer Crimes. Critical Incident Response Training is
also delivered by the sectioon. The Continuing Education Section helps
to educate officers beyond the basic training level and initiate specialties.
Delivery Support Section
This section coordinates Authentic Assessments and Integrated Exercises
for the Cadet program. The Authentic Assessments and Integrated Exercises
consist of scenarios which allow the Cadets to physically perform
what they have learned in the classroom. Cadets are required to use
the radio, physically operate a squad car, collect evidence, make
appropriate decisions, and complete all necessary paperwork as if
they were in the field. Standard scenarios include traffic stops,
motorist assists, domestic violence situations, DUI's, etc. Authentic
Assessments are considered the "testing" portion of practical
knowledge application versus Integrated Exercises being the "teaching
and learning" portion of practical knowledge application. In
addition, the Delivery Support Section facilitates the developement
of Recruits and Cadets through the Learning Advocacy Program. The
Learning Resource Center provides material to supplement and assist
the students' learning.