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Police Juvenile Officer

Instruction and Certification

Jan. 8 - 11, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Law Update  (annual)
  • Civil Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Constitutional & Proper Use of Authority  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Cultural Competency  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Human Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Procedural Justice  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Lead Homicide Recertification  (32 hrs. credit)


This course is designed to prepare experienced police officers for the highly specialized function of managing cases involving youthful offenders. The training will prepare the officer to deal with the complexities of the Juvenile Court Act and to follow correct procedures when juvenile offenders or victims are involved. Though designed to fulfill the basic training requirement for juvenile specialists in Illinois, the course will also benefit patrol officers and supervisors who desire state certification for handling juvenile cases.


  • Understanding adolescent behavior
  • Risk factors for youth delinquency
  • Addicted and truant minors
  • Duties of law enforcement
  • Illinois Juvenile Court Act
  • Procedures for processing juveniles
  • Detention and custody options
  • Confidentiality of records
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Interviewing victims, suspects and parents
  • School issues, status offenses, diversion

Conducted by

Western Illinois University