FREE- ILETSB Executive Institute On-line Training

FREE- ILETSB Executive Institute On-line Training

The ILETSB Executive Institute provides Law Enforcement FREE online courses that meet state mandates.


Go to ILETSB Executive Institute online training to register for this training.

Today’s criminal justice practitioner strives for training that is relevant, engaging, and focus-centered. Equally important for some, is the modality in which the training is received. This is why the ILETSB Executive Institute introduced a series of cost-free online courses that gives criminal justice practitioners the flexibility to learn from home or at work.

Why Choose The Online Learning Network? 

  • No cost to Illinois criminal justice agencies 
  • Many courses meet mandated training requirements
  • 24-hour accessibility                                   
  • Enhanced engagement that leads to improved retention 
  • Interactive learning activities 
  • Learning and knowledge assessments 
  • Relevant topics for criminal justice practitioners 
  • Student User Manual and Person-to-Person Help Desk 
  • Retention of training records and Student Learning Portfolio 
  • Certificate of Completion

Who May Use The Online Learning Network?

Active Illinois certified law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and telecommunicators may register for an account with The Online Learning Network (OLN), a cost-free resource for online training. 

How to Create an Account

Visit and select ‘Request Student Account’. Complete all fields of the Account Request Form. All new accounts must have a unique email address. Duplicates are not allowed.

Account requests will be confirmed within 24 hours on business days (M-F). An email will arrive from with a User login and temporary password. If this message does not arrive in the inbox of the email listed for the account, please check the Junk/Spam folder. 

Student Learning Portfolio and Course Certificate

Each user has their own unique Student Learning Portfolio that identifies their progress in coursework. A Certificate of Completion is available for download in the Student Portfolio.

More Information

Contact Registrar Emilie Payne at or (309) 298-2646. Visit the ILETSB Executive Institute website at


Effective Date: March 17, 2017 / Updated December 6, 2017

The following list outlines the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Executive Institute Online Learning Network (OLN) courses. These courses are certified and approved by the ILETSB for the listed training mandates.

Course Descriptions & Approved Mandates

A Review of the Use of Force with a Firearm

This 30-minute course is a review of Illinois Use of Force Laws (720 ILCS 5/7 et seq.), protections provided under the United States Constitution, concealed carry laws, and general firearm safety guidelines applicable to active duty law enforcement officers. This course is certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meets required mandates for Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, and Use of Force (April 2017).

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Use of Force, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority


Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement

This 1.5-hour course will help officers acquire a foundation in basic Spanish that will help them community more effectively with Spanish-speaking people in law enforcement situations. Coupling basic Spanish language skills with body language or the ability to spell out words/numbers may enable officers to communicate more effectively until they can obtain backup or assistance from someone who is fluent in Spanish. 

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice

Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement II

The goal of this 1.5-hour training is to build on the basic foundation of Spanish (either obtained by taking the Spanish I module or from previous experience) so that officers may communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking people in law enforcement situations. Mastering basic Spanish skills may enable officers to communicate effectively until they obtain backup or assistance from someone fluent in Spanish.

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice

Booking Process and Procedures

This 2-hour course presents the general procedures involved in physically booking an individual into a city/county detention facility. The procedures will vary upon the officer's individual jurisdiction; therefore, the officer must become familiar with the procedures governing his/her agency's particular facility and abide by their established rules and regulations.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority

Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony

This 3-hour course will emphasize the importance of presenting the finished case to the prosecutor in a clear, concise, and complete manner and the essential requirements for responsive and responsible officer testimony in court.

Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.


Child Abuse

This 2-hour course provides basic and essential information to conduct a preliminary investigation into crimes involving children. If specialized units and/or additional resources are available to the investigating officer, he/she should utilize these resources as appropriate. Students should always remember and abide by their individual departmental policy, procedure, and/or directives.

Legal Mandates - Human Rights

Collision Investigation

This 11-hour course will develop those areas of skill and knowledge essential to a successful traffic crash investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper investigation of traffic crashes so that traffic safety efforts succeed. In addition, the role played by the law enforcement officer in traffic crash investigations should be directly related to corollary efforts in engineering, education, and enforcement.


Communication in the Police Environment

This 5-hour course will provide an understanding of the ways in which officers and other people consciously and unconsciously express themselves. Communication, verbal and nonverbal, is important to the job 100 percent of the time. How the officer looks, acts, and speaks as well as perceptions of how others look, act, and speak is vital to officer effectiveness.

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency

Crime Scene Identification

This 8-hour course informs the student of responsibilities, which emphasize on: (1) the need and techniques for protecting the scene, (2) the process for identifying witnesses and assuring their availability for interview or testimony at a later date, (3) initial actions for identifying the perpetrator, if possible, and (4) effective techniques for searching the crime scene and collecting, preserving, and handling evidence. This course will also familiarize the student with methods and techniques for developing latent fingerprints.

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.

Crimes Against Persons and Property

This 4-hour course is intended to give students knowledge of various crimes against property and the techniques necessary to effectively investigate these offenses. The content in this course is designed to provide students with the fundamental techniques to investigate crimes against persons and property. These techniques and procedures should not supersede any established departmental policy/procedure. Officers should become familiar with and follow their specific agency policy/procedure and any guidelines set forth by the state's attorney.

Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority

Crimes in Progress

This 5.5-hour course will present a number of general response and investigative techniques for crimes in progress. Special attention and focus will be given to robbery and burglary in progress calls.


Crisis Intervention / Disturbance Calls

This 6-hour course introduces the officer to the broad range of activities termed "crisis intervention;" provides a variety of such situations; explains the underlying causes of crisis situations, particularly personality and emotional development which contribute to agitated differences; informs the student of some of the dangers in crisis situations, particularly in family and civil disputes; and emphasizes effective crisis intervention techniques.

Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Procedural Justice

Cultural Competency

This 1 hour course is a review of perceptions of the community regarding policing, cultural competency, diversity, and law enforcement culture. Each of these areas is intertwined in its impact on the ability of law enforcement to create trusting relationships, conduct appropriate and successful investigations, and protect and serve all of the communities they work with.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Procedural Justice

Dealing with Variant Behavior

This 4-hour course will provide the student an understanding when police officers are in contact with people who appear to or do behave in an "abnormal" way. "Abnormal" behavior can result from old age, senility and alcohol abuse to extremes of psychopathic and suicidal behavior. The police officer is usually the first person called to the scene to deal with any given situation. Many times officers are asked to play many roles outside of what is seen as a "traditional police role".

Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Procedural Justice

Designing, Developing, and Delivering Effective Training

This interactive course is designed to help law enforcement trainers learn how to design, develop and deliver more effective trainings to the adult learner. Emphasis is placed on face-to-face training delivery, such as facilitating a workshop. Participants are encouraged to have a potential training topic to use in learning activities as they take the training.


Domestic Violence

This 5-hour course goal is to develop officers' domestic violence knowledge to guide and protect them as they fulfill their obligation to domestic violence victims and investigate perpetrators. The crime of domestic violence, the complex incident dynamics, and the evolving laws make this course a critical component of law enforcement.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates

Drug Enforcement

This 3.5-hour course will cover the common signs/symptoms of individuals under the influence of different drugs, the identification of different drugs, and the general procedures for conducting effective drug enforcement investigations.



This 4-hour course will present the Illinois Criminal Statutes associated with unethical behavior, sources new officers may use in making ethical decisions, the most common ethical challenges officers will face, and several ethical scenarios.

Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice

Fundamentals of Investigation

This 7-hour course provides a foundation for the specific investigative techniques taught in "Crimes Against Persons" and "Crimes Against Property". This course will provide the fundamental components of conducting a criminal investigation in the field and follow-up investigations at the station level. Additionally it will describe the proper procedures for conducting the three principal types of witness identification procedures: lineups, on the scene identifications (commonly called "show-ups"), and photographic identifications.

Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.

Fundamentals of Report Writing

This 12-hour course will inform students how to master the ability to translate actions and observations into complete and accurate written reports. During this course, emphasis is on the purpose of police reports, the uses of reports, basic report components, and guidelines for good report writing.

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.



This 2-hour course provides an orientation for new officers to the existence and dynamics of gangs of all kinds. Gangs have spread throughout society like a violent plague. In order for the officer to control the streets on his/her beat, a basic understanding of gang behavior and criminal activity is necessary. This understanding includes types of gangs, gang structure and organization, gang recruitment, gang symbols, indicators of gang activity, current representative gangs, intelligence gathering, and programs designed to specifically to combat gang problems.

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking can happen anywhere and local law enforcement can play a critical role in identifying and responding to this crime. This 1-hour course provides tools and develops the skills necessary to define, identify and respond to human trafficking in your local community or geographic region.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates


Interview and Interrogation

This 3-hour course focuses on interview and interrogation techniques, which seek to elicit information from suspects and witnesses. Many of the techniques suggested are, however, applicable to other interview situations.

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.

Law For Police

This 40-hour course will provide knowledge on the laws of arrest, search and seizure, criminal offenses in Illinois, civil rights and liabilities, rights of the accused, rules of admissibility, rules of evidence, juvenile law and processing, and Illinois vehicle code.


Media Relations

This 1 hour course will cover fundamental building blocks on how to recognize reported tactics, cultivate and sell feel-good stories, handle the media during crisis situations, and tips on how to present yourself on camera or in print.

Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice

This course is ILETSB certified for Lead Homicide Recertification.


Mental Illness

This 4-hour course will review several common mental illnesses that officers may encounter while investigating domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases, the legal issues involved in responding and the procedures used to effectively serve victims and investigate perpetrators.

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency, Human Rights

Motor Vehicle Theft

This 4-hour course is for students to understand how to effectively deal with vehicle theft, and become be familiar with the techniques for identifying the stolen motor vehicle and effective investigative process.


Opioid Overdose Response

This 1-Hour Course covers information related to opioids including Illinois statistics, signs and symptoms of overdose, and appropriate law enforcement response using naloxone. Participants will be able to recognize issues related to opioid addiction and overdose, identify and apply appropriate responses to an overdose including the use of naloxone, and define Illinois law related to immunity and limitations of immunity. This course is certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meets required mandates for Procedural Justice mandated training (March 2017).

Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice


PTBLE Academy Instructor Development Course - Part I

This course is available only to PTBLE academy Instructors, Coordinators, and Academy Directors. This 1- hour course covers information related to the history and purpose of the PTBLE academy, setup and design, rules & regulations, and professionalism of instructors. This course, in conjunction with Developing, Designing, and Delivering Effective Training course on the OLN, constitutes the PTBLE Academy Instructor Development Program.


Patrol Procedures

This 13-hour course will provide participants with the knowledge of effective patrol operations; an understanding of the functions of patrol; a variety of methods for conducting patrol; how to properly prepare for patrol; discern how to respond to calls under a variety of circumstances; comprehend how to conduct successful field interviews; perceive how to interview victims; know how to properly operate communication equipment; and know how to deal with various emergency situations.

Legal Mandates - Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority


Police Citizen Relations

This 5-hour course focuses on strengthening the relationships of police with the communities they serve.

Legal Mandates - Cultural Competency

Research Methods for Criminal Justice Practitioners

Criminal justice research is critical to the contemporary law enforcement agency. This course introduces basic research concepts and methods. It addresses how to design research, quantitative and qualitative methods, ethics in research and writing proposals and reports. Examples throughout the course demonstrate the significance of criminal justice research.


Service Calls

This 1-hour course provides students with guidance regarding appropriate response to these incidents. It should be emphasized that local response policies often vary and should be checked by the trainee. Nevertheless, common response methods and techniques employed by Illinois officers will be conveyed in this course.


Sexual Assault

This 5-hour course emphasizes developing comprehensive knowledge of sex crimes, statutory laws, and responsibilities and procedures for law enforcement. Sex crimes are the most heinous crimes against another person short of murder. Sex crimes may inflict humiliation, degradation and terror on victims (740 ILCS 22/102). Additionally sex crimes are dynamic and sensitive by nature. The law enforcement response to these crimes is critical for victims as well as the community.

Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, Law Updates

Sexual Harassment: Definitions and Prevention

Sexual harassment impacts both men and women in the workplace. The goal of this 1-hour course is to improve knowledge of the types of sexual harassment, the liability of organizations and employees when sexual harassment occurs, and provide examples of behaviors that could be construed as the different types of sexual harassment.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Human Rights

Social Networking

This 1 hour course will begin the process of educating law enforcement managers in areas that will help them build a strategy for responding proactively to social networking.

Legal Mandates - Procedural Justice, Law Updates


Only within the last decade have law enforcement and courts recognized stalking and cyber stalking as criminal. The terms 'stalking' and 'cyber stalking' are somewhat new, but following, spying, unwanted calling/writing, accosting, harassing, and threatening are as old as the history of human relationships. This 5-hour course emphasizes developing comprehensive knowledge of stalking, statutory laws, and responsibilities and procedures for law enforcement.

Legal Mandates - Human Rights, Law Updates


Vehicle Stops and Occupant Control

This 7-hour course will cover how Law Enforcement officers are called upon to conduct vehicle stops on a daily basis. The manner in which these stops are made can be a positive public relations tool, as well as ensure the safety of the motorist and the law enforcement officer.

Legal Mandates - Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority