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2020 Law Enforcement Training
Mission Statement To promote public safety and assist local governmental entities to maintain high levels of training and professional standards. The Board is charged to set law enforcement, correctional and court security training standards, develop and provide high quality training and education, and assist in the establishment of training academies.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Asist local governments comply with mandatory basic law enforcement, correctional and court security training requirements
    1. Law Enforcement Officers
    2. Correctional Officers
    3. Court Security Officers
    4. Exam Administration
    5. Background investigations
    6. Decertification of Officers
  2. Assist local governments comply with mandatory law enforcement in-service training requirements
    1. Annual mandates
    2. Tri-Annual Mandates
    3. Special Statutory mandates; Sexual Assault, etc.
  3. Promote and increase participation in voluntary in-service trainings
    1. Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
    2. Lead Homicide Training
    3. School Resource Officer Training
    4. Juvenile Officer Training
    5. Other training: Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Emergency Management Agency Grants
  4. Provide funding opportunities to promote the use of cameras by local police agencies
    1. Officer-worn cameras
    2. In-car cameras
    3. Training for proper use of officer-worn and in-car cameras
  5. Assist public safety academies incorporate best practices and curriculum mandates while maintaining state of the art facilities.
    1. Curriculum development and review of existing training
    2. Evaluate academies for approval and review for renewal
    3. Regulate academy schedules to ensure year-long training opportunities and prevent overlap of the same training courses
    4. Assist in securing grants and assistance to increase learning opportunities
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Law Enforcement Camera Grant Fund, Police Training Board Services Fund, Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, Law Enforcement Officers Training Board Federal Projects Fund Statutory Authority 50 ILCS 705/1
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 27,514.2 $ 19,690.6 $ 24,704.9 $ 19,450.4 $ 20,831.3
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 27,514.2 $ 19,690.6 $ 24,704.9 $ 19,450.4 $ 20,831.3
Average monthly full-time equivalents 27 21 26 23 22
Output Indicators
Number of law enforcement officers completing mandated basic training (a,b) 3,000 1,357 2,476 2,239 1,584
Number of county corrections officers completing mandated basic training 700 585 651 434 235
Number of public safety personnel trained utilizing in-service training delivery system 180,000 171,000 155,000 161,468 147,609
Outcome Indicators
Percentage of the statutory maximum reimbursement returned to law enforcement and county corrections agencies 50 % 75 % 75 % 23 % 100 %
Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
Reimbursement cost per law enforcement officer trained (in dollars) $ 3,653.00 $ 3,653.00 $ 3,653.00 $ 3,339.00 $ 3,923.51
Reimbursement cost per county corrections officer trained (in dollars) $ 1,697.00 $ 1,697.00 $ 1,697.00 $ 1,775.00 $ 2,586.80
Cost per training man-hour for in-service training delivery program (in dollars) $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $ 7.41
Fiscal year 2020 Target/Projected compared to fiscal year 2020 Actual showed a decrease of 45% due to COVID-19. The Police Academies and Mobil Training Units around the State had to be closed in March due to COVID-19 and could not open until a social distance plan could be established and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Heath approved the plan. Once established the plan cut the number of officers that could be trained in each class and housed in the training academies. Additionally the classes that were stopped in March had to be finished which resulted in the cancelling of the classes that were supposed to start after the March closure date; which resulted in less classes being available in fiscal year 2020. Additional costs were also incurred due to the PPE and extra sanitation supplies that were required. The cost of hotel housing for some officers was also required when it was determined that the housing unit at the Academy did not meet Public Health standards. Fiscal year 2020 Actual compared to fiscal year 2021 Target/Projected showed an increase of 121% due to COVID-19. Because the classes in fiscal year 2020 had to be stopped and restarted it resulted in fiscal year 2020 classes being cancelled. Many officers had to request waivers for the delay mandated training that was cancelled. It is anticipated that due to this delay there will be an increase in the amount of training that will be needed to bring the officers up to date on their training.

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