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Posted 4 months ago

 

 I am currently a certified officer in Illinois. Myself and 19 other deputes, in addition to 20 corrections officers and a civillian position, were recently served layoff notices which go into affect July 13th.


 


I am exploring the option of leaving Illinois state and wanted to know if anyone has a clue whether my training thorugh IL would allow me to skip going through basic academy.


 


Thanks.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Gather up ALL of your training records and any other records your state has on you because you will be submitting them to the states that you view as potential candidates for your services.  In some states, if your training and records are sufficient enough, they may allow you to take a test for their POST certifications.  This is on a state by state basis so you will need to contact the states you are looking towards.


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 Bump Beowulf_7

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 Like Beowulf_7 said.  I just depends on the state.  I know in Florida they would have you go through an equivalency academy which is about a month and a half and covers "High Liability" courses (DT, Firearms, etc); down side is you'll have to self-study anything that changes by state like the Legal section.  Not sure about other states though.

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States vary, but most have some sort of transfer arrangement , you will have to contact the specific states law enforcment certification to find out their requirements.  Most require at least one year certified and commissioned work before transfer, but not all do.

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Listen to Beowulf_7. Excellent advice.

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uncledennis1 says ...


Listen to Beowulf_7. Excellent advice.

AND - make every effort to get all your records from state - agency - college - community colleges and any training center you attended. You might be suprised how quickly things get lost or misplaced once you are officially out of the loop.


If you move to another state - it can be a real hassle to get things sent or mailed to you.


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