How to Become a LEO




Welcome to the C.I.P.T.C Mobile Training Unit 7's Website!

Welcome to the C.I.P.T.C Mobile Training Unit 7's Website!

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Central Illinois Police Training Center - Mobile Training Unit 7


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How to Become a LEO


Taking college classes is one of the best ways to get started in a life time career for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.  You have the opportunity to see what the job is all about and decide if there is an area of expertise you would like to concentrate in.  Many schools have LE and CRJ programs.  Below are two very good programs this MTU has been associated with in the area.

Another way is to begin as a part time officer with a local Police Department or Sheriff's Office.  Here you must apply or be asked to join as a part time officer.  You will be required to take the 9 month part-time Basic LEO course through an MTU.  This option is best for those that already have a full or part time job and can not dedicate to a full time educational institution.

  • Most Police departments require an Associates Degree or prior Military or Law Enforcement experience.

  •  You must be 21 and have a valid FOID card.

  • Have no Felony Convictions.  (Several misdemeanor convictions are also disqualifiers.  i.e. DUI, Domestic Abuse, Theft over $300)

  • Pass a Physical Fitness Test, Medical Exam and Mental Health Screening.

  • Qualify with firearms.

  • Have a valid Illinois Drivers License.

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 Job Opportunities


We are looking for a part-time officer with prior part-time officer training.  Must be able to work weekends, holidays and 2nd and 3rd Shift.  Must be able to pass a background check, polygraph, medical/drug, psychological testing.  Applications may be picked up at the Bartonville Police Department, 5918 S. Adams Street, Bartonville, Illinois or contact me at 309-208-4821.

Chief Brian Fengel

Chief of Police

Bartonville Police Department

5918 S. Adams St.

Bartonville, Illinois 61607

Department: (309)697-2323

Pekin Police Department is seeking LATERAL TRANSFERS.

  • Part-time Police Officer Positions

    The Avon Police Department is looking for 1-2 part-time certified police officers. The position pays $11/hour. Hours are very flexible, three to four shifts a month minimum. We can accommodate most schedules and rotating shifts from primary jobs.

    Additionally, we are seeking 1-2 non-certified police officers that are interested in a career in law enforcement and would attend a part-time police academy.

    • Applicants can complete and e-mail the attached application to Alternatively, they can mail the application to 102 S Main st Avon, IL 61415  Attn. Sgt. Halabi.

    See the application at this link.

    Yates City Police Departement

    Recruitment: The Yates City Police Department anticipates the potential need to hire an additional part-time police officer for future openings in 2017. Potential candidates should be part or full time certified and able to pass background checks and drug tests. If you are interested, please send your resume to Please share this post with your friends.

    Metamora PD is looking for certifed LEOs that have completed PTI.  Contact Chief Mike Todd for further information.

    Chief Mike Todd
    Metamora Police Department
    100 N Davenport
    Metamora, IL 61548
    Office 309 367-4115
    Dispatch 309 467-2375
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