Canceled-40 hr. Mandatory Firearms Class

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
Ends On: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Whiteside County Sheriff's Office
400 N. Cherry Street
Morrison, IL
Instructor: Howard Melchi, Range Master, Firearms Instructor

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $500
Non-Members' Fee: $500


DATES:  July 12-15 2021 

TIME:   8:00 AM—6:00 PM /10 hour days / 40 Hours          Registration EndsJuly 7, 2021

LOCATION: Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL

INSTRUCTOR:  Howard Melchi, Range Master, Firearms Instructor

Full & Part Time officers will be given priority for attendance

MTU1 is not allowed to cover the $250-$500 training cost for Auxilary Officers/Deputies and Coroners. Final cost will depend on number of students. 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Training time will be devoted to such topics as firearms safety, nomenclature of the pistol and shotgun, range conduct guidelines, malfunctions, fundamentals of shooting both the pistol and shotgun, care and cleaning of weapons, decision making, shotgun orientation, and night firing orientation.  Five hours of classroom time will be devoted to the legal responsibility of the use of weapons, particularly the peace officer’s use of force in making an arrest, Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 38, Sec. 7-5.  Trainees will be required to achieve a score of 70% during two qualification rounds.

Full & Part Time Police Officers successfully completing this course will have complied with Public Acts 70-652 and 84-487 (40 hr. curriculum)

Students must provide the following equipment:

  • Duty handgun - 3 magazines
  • Duty belt & all related gear
  • Police shotgun
  • Flashlight
  • Eye protection - Mandatory!
  • Hearing protection
  • Cleaning kit for handgun
  • Ammunition:

          Handgun: 650 rounds - Factory new or commercially re-manufactured ONLY!

          Shotgun: 5 rifled slugs 5 rounds of 00 buck 25 rounds of non-magnum (7 ½ or 8 shot)

Required paperwork to enroll in the course

1.      A Form E “Notice of Appointment” must be on file with ILETSB prior to enrollment in this class.

2.      No later than 7 days prior to the start of class, MTU1 must have received a:

a.       Copy of the officer’s Form “E”

b.       “Course Enrollment” form

c.        Signed Indemnification Agreement

d.       Proof of Liability Coverage (Certificate of Liability Insurance from agency)

NOTICE:  All weapons and ammunition will be inspected on the first day of this class. If significant malfunctions occur, which the Lead Instructor determines are caused by a faulty weapon or ammunition, the student will be required to replace the defective gun, or ammunition, before continuing with the class. It is strongly recommended that officers train and qualify with the handgun that they will carry on duty.


Contact to recieve the enrollment packet. You will be sent the forms cited (not the Form E) to fill out and return to our office.  All completed documents need to be sent to or faxed to 815-288-6787. Originals need to be mailed to the office.