School Resource Officer 16 Hour Refresher-Sauk Valley College
Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $0
This course has been approved by ILETSB for the following mandates:
Civil Rights 2 Hours
Constitutional/Proper use of Authority 2 Hours
Crisis Intervention 1.5 Hours
Cultural Competency .5 Hours
Human Rights .5 Hours
Legal Updates 1.5 Hours
Officer Wellness and Mental Health .5 Hours
Procedural Justice 3 Hours
Laws concerning stops, searches, use of force 1 Hour .5 Scenerio Based
Officer Safety Techniques 3 Hours 1.5 Scenerio Based
This classroom 2L6 is located inside and to the back of the Sauk Valley Cafeteria. The cafeteria is located towards the East end of the college and Officers should park in the East parking lot and enter through the front facing Dillon Lobby doors. The cafeteria is just above this lobby on the second floor.
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course consists of the three primary components addressed in the curriculum: Juvenile Law, Officer and Youth Interactions, and School Threat Response. Students will participate in guided discussions/lectures, interactive activities and performance based exercises.
COURSE GOALS: In an effort to ensure that those Illinois law enforcement officers serving as an SRO have met the requirements of PA 100-984, and are familiar with the knowledge, skills and abilities as related to Juvenile Law, Officer and Youth Interactions, and School Threat Response.
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Only personnel who are currently employed by a unit of local government in a sworn or civilian capacity will be permitted to attend this program. Only the Chief, Sheriff, or Public Safety Director of the agency requesting this training - or his/her designated representative - may enroll student officers. Officers will NOT be allowed to enroll themselves.
METHODS OF EVALUATION: Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge of all course materials. Additionally, the instructor will evaluate students’ comprehension and retention of course topics based on their participation in practical exercises/scenarios and discussions conducted during the course. Evaluation forms completed by each student will provide feedback to MTU1 on the quality of the course content and the instructor’s effectiveness in delivering this content.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: This course is conducted using the following methods of instruction:
In-class review of student handout materials
In-class scenario-based exercises
In-class general discussion
Required Readings: All applicable handouts
COURSE REQUIREMENTS/GRADING POLICY: Staff will evaluate student students on cognitive understanding of concepts presented as well as proficiency in the physical/tactical skills.
RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS: Handout materials, multi-media projector, lap top computer, screen, monitor, white board, dry-erase markers, and an eraser. “Red” training guns, open gym, school hallways, stairs, classroom.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: This is a state certified course. Thus, no more than 10% of class time, or approximately four (1.6) hours, may be missed. It is strongly suggested, however, that the student be in attendance for the entire session in order to maximize upon the knowledge and skill development associated with the training. Should a temporary absence from the class be necessary, it remains the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor and arrange to obtain any information or materials missed due to the absence.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Safety is a priority for all courses, especially involving those that involved hands on drills and techniques, live fire or high-risk activities. Safety measures for this course include:
1) All students will be searched, and weapons will be secured away from the training area.
2) All students will be searched prior to the start of each training session, and upon each return to the training area.
3) All students are safety officers.
4) Any student may call “cease training” in case of a safety matter.
5) Participation in any hands-on portions are voluntary and based on the students own perceived ability to take part in those portions. Those unable to participate will remain as safety observers.
6). Any other protocols that become necessary based on the students, site, or instructors will be documented in the course outline.
7). No live weapons or ammo will be allowed in the training area, and a live firearm inspection will be conducted.
8). Only “red” resin training guns will be used.