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.

02/20/17 – 03/24/17 DuPage Co. #3219
04/10/17 – 05/12/17 Sangamon Co. #3220

07/31/17 – 09/01/17 DuPage Co. #3221
09/11/17 – 10/13/17 Sangamon Co. #3222
10/16/17 – 11/17/17 DuPage Co. #3223


Enrollment