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Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: Steven G. Johnson
Village of Swansea
Steve became the Chief of Police for the Swansea Police Department in June of 2015.  He previously served with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years.  He started as a Law Enforcement Explorer at the age of 14 then was hired as a civilian employee and worked his way up through Patrol Deputy, Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.  He worked in the Criminal Investigation Section for 16 years and was also responsible for the Drug Tactical Unit, Special Response Team (SWAT), Street Crimes Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, Warrants, Evidence, Autotheft Unit, Public Information Officer and Courthouse Security.  Steve served on the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis for 20 years.  Steve was sought out by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney for a newly created position of Special Operations Coordinator.  Steve retired from the Sheriff’s Department and started this new position specializing in helping victims of violent crime and coordinating all law enforcement in St. Clair County working together on special details.
Steve earned his Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice, Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education and Master’s Degree in Computers and Management.  Steve also attended the Police Executive Role in the 21st Century, a Police Training Board certified executive program, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Steve is an internationally recognized speaker in the area of Officer Safety, Criminal Investigations, CyberCrime, Homeland Security, Response to Active Shooter, Interview and Interrogation, and various other topics.  Steve has taught in every state and several other countries to thousands of police officers and civilians.
Steve grew up in Belleville and lives nearby by with his wife and two daughters.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

This training is designed for sworn law enforcement professionals.  Instruction will include concealment areas on people, purchased and self-made items, altered devices, and armaments that are specifically designed to conceal dangerous weapons.  Emphasis will be placed on refocusing officer safety skills and using various tactical advantages.  This course is highly interactive with several live demonstrations showing proper search techniques and proactive safety procedures.  Students will view real-life videos of "winnable" situations to illustrate officer safety learning points.  Hundreds of dangerous concealed weapons will be shown and discussed.

  • Proper Search Techniques
  • Top 10 Deadly Sins of Law Enforcement
  • Observation and Communication Skills
  • Hiding Places for Contraband and Weapons
  • Altered and Hidden Weapons
  • The FBI's Violent Encounters Study
  • Weapon Retention Checks
  • Preparing for Violent Encounters

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.

 x Civil Rights Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
 x Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training    

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark