Northwest Illinois Criminal Justice Commission

Our mission is to continuously contribute to the growth of the law enforcement profession by providing abundant quality training opportunities, while encouraging law enforcement & correction officers to constantly increase their knowledge.
Video-Police and Community Relations; Respecting the Differences that Define Us

Published on Jul 18, 2017

In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2017, Captain Harold Love (ret.) talks about Police and Community Relations; Respecting the Differences that Define Us.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
New Wellness Center: Stress/Substance Abuse Therapy for Cops Only

It looks like something good is on its way!

From Force Science Bulletin #341

I. New wellness center: Stress/substance abuse therapy for cops only

An innovative medical treatment facility, exclusively for LEOs burdened by substance abuse, stress overload, marital problems, or other wellness-threatening issues, is scheduled to open within the next few months, not far from the Force Science Training headquarters in a Chicago suburb.

Dubbed St. Michael’s House, after the archangel patron of warriors, the special, nondenominational facility will occupy the entire floor of a private medical center and offer both residential and out-patient services for officers and their families.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
NAMI Sauk Area 5K Run

The NAMI Sauk Valley 5K run will raise funds that will help law enforcement officers in the MTU1 region attend mental health awareness training via reimbursement grants to the agencies


Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Upcoming Classes Offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute

Outside Training Opportunity 

This training is NOT being presented or endorsed by MTU #1. Rather, is being posted to advise of its availability.
Please register according to the instructions provided below, as MTU #1 is unable to assist you with registrations or provide any additional information on this training.


Upcoming Classes Offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute

For information, including prerequisites and/or to enroll, visit:



Friday, June 30, 2017
An Introduction to the Darknet and Bitcoin

Article for IN Public Safety

By Jinnie Chua, Assistant Editor of In Public Safety

The Darknet is an encrypted network where many criminals in today’s digital age are doing business. All manner of illegal things and services are available for purchase on the Darknet. There are individuals engaging in drug dealing, human trafficking, terrorism, hit for hire, tax evasion and much more.

To keep up with the growing rate of crime on the Darknet, it’s important for officers to have a solid understanding of how it works. Earlier this year, as part of American Military University’s Law Enforcement Webinar Series, Jim Deater gave a presentation on the basic knowledge officers need to have about the Darknet.

”In every corner of the world, wherever there’s data service, the Darknet is probably being used,” said Deater. “The more you understand and the more you know, the better off you are to face it.”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
When is a CDL Required?

from the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association

The world of truck enforcement is a world of never ending questions. Most people will agree the second heaviest regulated industry in the United States needs rules and regulations. Most people will also agree there is a great deal of discontinuity in the dissemination of these laws, how they are to be interpreted and how they are to be enforced. This level of discontinuity gives birth to such organizations as the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association. The article this week will cover one of these laws – the Uniform Commercial Driver’s License Act.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Effective Jan 1, 2018 Agencies must Have Written Policies for Investigating Sexual Assault/Abuse
On or before July 1, 2017, watch for the release of the guidelines being developed by the Office of the Attorney General so you can develop your required written policies/procedures under this new law
Monday, June 12, 2017