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Number: 604

Mandates:
June 14, 2021 - June 18, 2021
0830 - 1630

This 40-hour course is designed for any law enforcement officer or school administrator working in an educational environment. Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools. 8 hours of this course is designed to train officers to perform solo officer response rapid deployment/immediate action tactics.

Course Content:

Three main areas will be addressed: The protections of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act, Serving within a school environment and threat response.

  • Juvenile Law – To provide officers with an overview of the Juvenile Court Act and other legal protections enacted to prevent harm to minors within the criminal justice system.
  • Officer and Youth Interactions – To provide officers with an overview of their role within a school setting, the types of behaviors they will likely encounter, and tactics for identifying and responding to criminal activity, emergencies and threats.
  • School Threat Response – The focus of this program will be to provide officers with the knowledge and specialized tactical skills to perform solo officer rapid deployment/immediate action.

The course includes a written exam, and/or role play exercises, and an active threat response exercise.

Who Should Attend: Use the following link: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/training/school-resource-officer/