Basic Correctional Officer Training

This is the five-week Basic Correctional Officer Training Course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

This course is designed to prepare correctional officers for daily job tasks as well as handling crisis situations. Recruits have an opportunity for hands-on learning because the course is conducted at a county correctional facility under the supervision of jail staff.

Though a variety of methods including lecture, scenario training, and study groups, recruits are given the best possible learning experience to prepare them for a careers as professional correctional officers.

Topic covered in this course include:

  • Correctional officer proficiency
  • Human behavior
  • Investigations
  • Jail operations
  • Law
  • Firearms

Course Length

200 hours
ILETSB Certified

Course Dates

The Basic Correctional Officer course is offered at two locations: DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.

09/11/17 – 10/13/17 Sangamon Co. #3222
10/16/17 – 11/17/17 DuPage Co. #3223

01/08/18 – 02/09/18 Sangamon Co. #3286
02/19/18 – 03/23/18 DuPage Co. #3287
04/09/18 – 05/11/18 Sangamon Co. #3288

07/30/18 – 08/31/18 DuPage Co. #3289
09/10/18 – 10/12/18 Sangamon Co. #3290
10/15/18 – 11/16/18 DuPage Co. #3291


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