If the candidate does not have prior police experience, the Carbondale Police Department provides training to the candidate to certify them as an Illinois Certified Police Officer. The training includes:
Emergency Vehicle Driving Skills
Firearms and Control Tactics
Law (Criminal and Traffic)
Patrol Procedures and Investigations
Police Functions and Human Behavior
Traffic Accident Investigations and Enforcement
This 15 week program takes place once a candidate graduates from the police academy, which includes department orientation and assignment to a team of three different Field Training Officers that help the probationary officer make the transition between classroom training and “on the street” application of skills.