Portable Scales Certification
Certification is required by the Illinois Vehicle Code before a police officer may
operate a portable scale for evidentiary weighing. The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy
(SLEA) in collaboration with Illinois Truck Enforcement Association provides this
cutting-edge training to give police officers the skills to operate these devices.
All students successfully passing this course will be certified by SLEA and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) in the operation of portables scales. Students will also take home organized and concise reference materials.
Note: Students who have also completed a 40-hour training course in truck enforcement will be given a membership opportunity in the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association.
• Review of pertinent case law
• Police exemption from commercial scale practices
• The role of the Illinois Department of Agriculture
• Avoiding legal pitfalls with portable scales
• Court testimony and preparation
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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