Training During Phase IV-Restore Illinois

    As Phase IV of Restore Illinois began on June 26, 2020, our office is open during regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Jill and I have resumed our regular work hours also. 

ILETSB has provided us with COVID-19 requirements for training during Phase IV for classroom and firearms training:


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To Sheriffs, Chiefs, Coroners, and Officers,I am writing this letter to inform you of the upcoming changes in West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council (MTU 9).  I have accepted a position to be the Director of Campus Safety at Blackburn College effective March 9, 2020.  I have enjoyed my time serving all of you for the past four years as Director of MTU 9 and have met a lot of great officers and people in general.  Effective March 9, 2020, Penny Abbott will be the new Director of MTU 9 and Jill Ward will be the new Assistant Director.  The two of them bring a lot of experience and there is no doubt in my mind they will continue to do an outstanding job for all of you.  I strongly encourage you to give them a call and welcome them on their new positions, and continue to give them the support that you always have.  This should be an easy transition and business will continue as normal.  Again thank you to all, be safe, keep training, and if you are ever in Carlinville give me a call.Tod Dowdy, MTU 9 Director

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URGENT -- Funding Message

**URGENT: A message from ILETSB Executive Director Brent Fischer, to all Illinois local law enforcement agencies:

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Fiscal Funding Alert for MTU 9

Fiscal Funding Status for MTU 9 ~ from Director Tod Dowdy

January 13, 2020


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Search and Seizure Quarterly - Summer 2019



(April-June 2019 Cases)

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Canine Policy Revision

Canine Policy Revision - March 26, 2019

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Narcotic Detection Canine Requalification Standards

Updated on K-9 Compliance - 2/7/2019

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Conor's Law - ILETSB Model Policy Available

Posted: 6/7/2018

Conor's Law - ILETSB Model Policy on the Response and Release of Individuals Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol: Last year, PA 100-537 was passed requiring the Board to create a model policy to train law enforcement officers on how to respond to individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of an arrest - with special considerations for those under age 21. After researching the general issues, discussions with stakeholders, and an invitation for public comment, we are pleased to share this model policy with the law enforcement community. While law enforcement agencies are not mandated to make any changes under this law, we believe that this model policy stands as an example of how to balance several concerns while maintaining the safety interests of the detainee. This document will be permanently available in the new section of the Board’s website for “Model Policies” under the “Resources” tab.

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