BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT
PTI offers several optional courses in which a department may enroll its
recruit officer. These courses offer additional training beyond that provided
in the 480-Hour Basic Curriculum. They are either offered in the evening
following regularly scheduled classes or are computer-based training
OFFICERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN
ANY OPTIONAL TRAINING SESSION UNLESS ENROLLED BY
THEIR DEPARTMENT. INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS MAY NOT
If you have any questions about any of these courses, please feel free to
contact either Mrs. Leana Coffey, course secretary, or Associate Director
Mike Metzler at 217-333-2337.
The courses are:
NEW!!!! NEW!!!! Patrol Rifle- PTI is offering one session of the new
Patrol Rifle Operator course during BLE 2802. Recruit officers who take
advantage of this option will stay in class until 10 PM Friday, September 23
and then be in class that Saturday, September 24 from 9-5. They will be free
to travel home after class on Saturday (if they want to). This additional
course (along with what they already receive in BLE) will certify them in the
20-hour Patrol Rifle course. PTI will provide the weapon and ammunition.
Cost is $288. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.
22-hour Police Spanish Course – this course will be delivered in four 4-
hour sessions. The cost for this course is $150 per student, which covers
cost of materials. Students who enroll in this course receive training in:
arrest; command and control expressions; traffic-enforcement expressions;
gathering of field information; and precautionary and danger word
6-hour Taser Certification – this course is delivered by a Taser certified
instructor. At the end of the training, officers will receive a certificate of
training in the X26. A 2-second exposure from the Taser is voluntary. The
cost for this training is $125 per recruit.
40 Hour Juvenile Specialist Certification – this computer-based training
program is hosted by PTI but certified by the state training board and
NEMRT (MTU #3). The cost of this training is $120 for the first recruit and
$75 for every recruit thereafter. Payment for this course will handled
directly through NEMRT and should be arranged prior to the recruit’s
arrival at PTI. Contact Mary Rose Pocuis with NEMRT at: 630-896-8860
ext 116 or e-mail: email@example.com
After registration with NEMRT the recruit will receive individual access to
the web based training. Examination dates are scheduled during each BLE
class. Other exam dates are regularly scheduled by NEMRT at its North
Aurora office. After passing the exam, the officer will be a state certified
Animal Cruelty Laws- PTI offers an optional, two-hour session
familiarizing officers with animal abuse, cock and dog fighting, and other
animal related crime. PTI will provide certificate of completion for officers
who participate. There is no fee assessed to have officers complete this
Less than Full Access LEADS/IWIN Certification – these computer-
based training programs are state-required for officers who have access to
LEADS or the IWIN system. Your officer should bring Department User
ID (Agency ORI), Group Name, and password to access the web-based
training. As LEADS training is required in order to access the database,
departments who choose not to have their officers gain LEADS certification
while at PTI must indicate this on the registration sheet that follows.
Otherwise, officers are required to attain LEADS certification before
graduation. IWIN certification remains optional. PTI will monitor your
officer’s completion of these courses. There are no fees assessed to have
officers complete these courses.
NIMS Compliance Certification (IS-100LE/IS-700) – these computer-
based training programs are offered by FEMA and jurisdictions receiving
federal emergency preparedness grants are required to have their personnel
certified. No special user ID or passwords are needed and officers can
complete this training using personal, department, or PTI computers. PTI
will monitor your officer’s completion of these courses. There is no fee to
access these training programs.
OPTIONAL COURSE REGISTRATION FORM
(Please print clearly or type and use one form for each officer)
Officer’s Name: ________________________________________________
Completed/Authorized by: ________________________________________
NOT INTERESTED IN OPTIONAL COURSES
1. If you would like your BLE recruit officer to attend any of the following optional
training courses*, please check the desired training.
Police Spanish ($150)
TASER Certification ($125)
Patrol Rifle ($288) This class is limited to the first 20 registrants
*Charges for the above workshops will be invoiced separately. The courses are not eligible for
reimbursement by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
2. Please indicate if you want your officer to complete the listed training courses while
40 Hour Juvenile Specialist Certification? (Must also contact NEMRT)
Less than Full Access LEADS training?
NIMS Compliance Certification (IS-100LE and IS-700)
Animal Cruelty Crimes
*Return this form by fax with your course registration materials to 217-265-5294*