In order to attend the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage, a recruit must be appointed as a police officer or deputy sheriff by an authorized Law Enforcement Agency that is duly recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).
This cost-effective, 14-week program, offered each quarter, applies diverse training experiences and innovative training strategies to prepare recruits to be highly qualified officers.
Classroom and practical training are central to the program. All instructors are state certified and are currently active in their fields of expertise. Students also are required to take part in several practical scenarios that include traffic stops, crimes in progress, building searches, court testimony, street stops and a variety of everyday situations common to police work.
A regularly scheduled strength and aerobic program is conducted during the academy program. Defensive tactics, along with other techniques, including verbal judo, are part of the curriculum.
The firearms program is set up with safety first. All instructors are master firearms certified and full-time law enforcement officers. To ensure safety, we maintain a close ratio of students to instructors.
Basic Academy Course Dates
BA 19-02: Sept. 17 - Dec. 21, 2018
Power Test Dates: Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, 2018
BA 19-03: Jan. 7 - Apr. 12, 2019
Power Test Dates: Dec. 26, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019
BA 19-04: Apr. 1 - Jul. 5, 2019
Power Test Dates: Mar. 19 and Mar. 26, 2019
BA 20-01: Jun. 24 - Sept. 27, 2019
Power Test Dates: Jun. 11 and Jun. 18, 2019
Subject to evaluation by the IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board and College of DuPage based on training needs & enrollment commitments
Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) prepares recruits for a successful career in law enforcement.
Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766
2018 College of DuPage