Basic Academy

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
Tuition: $3735.60

BA 19-03:  Jan. 7 - Apr. 12, 2019
Power Test Dates: Dec. 26, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019
Tuition: $3735.60

BA 19-04:  Apr. 1 - Jul. 5, 2019
Power Test Dates: Mar. 19 and Mar. 26, 2019
Tuition: $3735.60

BA 20-01:  Jun. 24 - Sept. 27, 2019
Power Test Dates: Jun. 11 and Jun. 18, 2019
Tuition: TBD

Subject to evaluation by the IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board and College of DuPage based on training needs & enrollment commitments

Recruit Materials

1 - Recruit Packet Index

1a - Power Test Reporting Instructions

2 - Power Test Guide (State Form)

3 - Power Medical Certificate ILETSB

4 - Medical Examination Packet

5 - College of DuPage Map

6 - Reporting Instructions

7 - Recruit Registration Form

8 - Form E from training board

9 - Indemnification Agreement

10 - Drivers License Check Letter

11.1 - IL Law Enforcement Officers Certification Exam

11.2 - Policy and Procedure Verification Form

12 - Informational Contact Person

13 - Release of Information-SLEA

14 - Release of Information-ILETSB

15 - Uniform Package

16 - Photo Waiver

17 - Crisis Assistance Approval

18 - Fee Structure



Suburban Law Enforcement Academy

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

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