Training

The Police Training Institute offers some of the best scenario-based training in the nation, in which students face real-life situations in a controlled environment.

The Institute offers 14-week police academy training, 5-week correctional officer training, and advanced specialty classes for current officers in firearm and arrest and control tactics. Students come from more than 300 client agencies across Illinois.

You must be hired by a police department full-time in order to attend the Police Training Institute.


All courses have a limited number of enrollments, so register early to ensure a spot in the class. Appointment papers must be received by PTI to confirm registration for Basic Law Enforcement courses. Registration may be made only by departmental personnel. Students may not enroll themselves.