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Police Training Institute

The University of Illinois Police Training Institute, established in 1955, is one of the country’s largest and longest-serving police academies in the United States.  The Police Training Institute has successfully trained thousands of police officers and correctional officers since its inception. The University of Illinois and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board have formed a partnership to provide premier law enforcement training and academic research in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice.  The Police Training Institute provides a 480 hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy, 200 hour Basic Correctional Officer Academy, and advanced specialty courses in firearms and arrest & control tactics.

PTI offers various certified in-service, advanced, and specialized programs. These programs are certified by the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

We invite you to browse our site for further information. If you have questions or can't find what you need, please contact us at 217-333-2337 or by e-mail at pti@illinois.edu.



FREE one day - 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m

Veteran Officer Vehicle Stops course

Due to the excellent feedback we had from our recent one-day vehicle stops refresher/feedback course, we are offering this course on two separate days in October.  This course serves two purposes.  First it is a refresher course for veteran officers; and second, to seek feedback about the Institute’s techniques and practices.
This course features:

  • Scenario-based approach with PTI instructors and role players
  • Stations for participants to work in small groups
  • Practice with and review of best practices for tactics involving both compliant and uncooperative occupants, arrest situations, and high risk arrests

To register, call Chaley 866-808-9140

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