Upcoming training and education for law enforcement 

Planning for Body Cameras 2022 and Beyond

  • Monday, November 8, 2021, Elgin 
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Fairview Heights
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021, Springfield 

Details and registration here


Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification and Certification Renewal

Below are classes in IL that are currently registered on the Safe Kids website. The registration fee per Safe Kids Worldwide is $95. The length of the class and additional fees vary per class. The date of the class listed is the start date:

  • November 8, 2021, in Homewood
  • November 8, 2021, in Braidwood
  • November 10, 2021, in Rock Island
  • November 10, 2021, in Rock Island
  • November 15, 2021, in Rochester
  • November 17, 2021, in Chicago
  • January 17, 2022, in Rochester
  • February 22, 2022, in Harwood Heights
  • April 5, 2022, in Chicago
  • June 14, 2022, in Chicago
  • September 20, 2022, in Chicago

Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Renewal Classes

Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians, whose certifications have expired, are eligible to take the one-day Certification Renewal Testing Course. The course is not an update/refresher class. It is for expired CPS technicians who have maintained their child passenger safety knowledge and their hands-on skills but who, for one reason or another, allowed their certifications to expire. The fee is $95. Class start dates are:

  • November 4, 2021, in Rochester
  • December 3, 2021, in Harwood Heights
  • January 6, 2022, in Rochester                  
  • March 4, 2022, in Chicago
  • May 6, 2022, in Chicago
  • July 1, 2022 in Chicago

For more information on classes, registration, and payment, go to cert.safekids.org. Any questions, contact Melanie Wingo at [email protected]. Check the Safe Kids website often as new classes are always being added.  

FRA’s 4-hr Virtual Railroad Trespass Prevention Summit for Northeast Illinois

The FRA, Cook County, and Metra will host a 4-hour webinar on October 27, 2021. The virtual event will raise awareness of the dangers and effects of trespassing, to seek out low-cost solutions to local trespassing issues, and discuss practicable ideas for technological improvements for pedestrian safety at highway-rail grade crossings. Available funding, which includes grants for law enforcement officers, will also be announced.  

Register here


Check back often to learn about training and educational events being planned for law enforcement. To request that your training be added to the website, email Amy Jones at [email protected]