Employment & Training
Those interested in a career with the Swansea Police Department should monitor our Website and Facebook page for information regarding the next testing date, to be scheduled in 2018.
The Swansea Police Department believes continued training for officers is of paramount concern. In 2015 officers in the Department took part in a broad range of training that reaches far beyond the minimum requirements required by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. In 2015, officers completed 1,445 hours of documented training. The following is a list of the classes Officers attended:
Winning Extreme Encounters from Street to Court, Quota-Free Police Productivity System, Police Driving Responsibility, Annual East/West Executive Development Training, Character-Driven Supervisor Training, Bicycle Safety and Familiarization Training, Freedom of Information Act, Policing in a Diverse Community, Illinois Vehicle Code Update, Electronic Taping & Statements of Confessions, Basic DUI Refresher, Current Trends in Drug Abuse, Catch a Liar-Psychological Narrative Analysis, Street Crimes, Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, 2015 Executive Summit Series, Executive Round Table, Major Case-Complex Homicide & Homicide Crime, Media/PIO Training Program, Gateway Law Enforcement Executive Development, Winning Back your Community, The Co-Production of Public Safety and Public Order, Police Chaplain Informational Training, Open Meetings Act, Breath Alcohol Testing, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment, Simunitions Instructor & Safety, Glock Pistol Armorer Course, Child Sex Abuse for Patrol, Women in Law Enforcement-Balancing the Act of Life, Defensive Driving Update, Project 16, Juvenile Diversion Training, Vehicle Reclamation, Sex Offender Registration & Community Notification, Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership, Criminal Law/Break Questions, Implementing the New Police Reform, Gang Combat Dynamics, Basic Investigator Course, Investigation of Criminal Sexual Assault Cases, 99 Signs of Danger, Online, Telephone & Computer Investigation Resources, Criminal Procedure for Detectives and Patrol Officers, Search & Seizures, Basic Juvenile Officer Course, Alert Level II Active Shooter, Performance Under Extreme Stress, Basic Patrol Rifle, Advanced Patrol Rifle, Juvenile Law Update, St. Clair County Juvenile Crisis Intervention Team Training, Criminal Minds Understanding the Violent Predator, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Bust: Making a Drug Case, Dealing with the Problem Employee, Field Training Officer, Annual Taser Training/Certification, Firearms Qualification.
The majority of the training received was from the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. However, Officers also attended training from the St. Louis County Police Academy and Midwest Counterdrug Training Center. Several training classes were also conducted by Swansea Officers who are certified to instruct specific disciplines.