Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ends On: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL

Tony LeBron

Tony started his career in 1979 as a police officer in Rushville, Illinois.  He later joined the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher, correctional officer and deputy.  He was hired by the Illinois State Police in 1984 and was assigned to patrol operations in the Champaign area.
He later transferred to the Division of Criminal Investigation, Zone 8 (Peoria, Illinois).  He worked in an undercover capacity with a covert narcotics unit and conducted drug investigations.  He later transferred to the District 8 patrol operations in Peoria.  While a member of District 8 patrol, he completed a temporary duty assignment with the General Criminal Investigations unit.
In 1997, Tony was selected as the supervisor for the Breath Alcohol Training Section for the Illinois State Police.  His responsibilities included training law enforcement personnel in Breath Analysis Instrument Operations and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  In addition, he served as the Drug Recognition Expert State Coordinator.  As a Sergeant he supervised the Alcohol and Substance Testing program, which had been under the direction of the Illinois Department of Public Health and later transferred to the Illinois State Police.  This new responsibility required him to supervise the inspection, certification, maintenance and licensing of all evidential breath analysis instruments and operators in Illinois.  He also assisted in the development of the Administrative Rules for Chemical Testing, as well as testing and evaluation of new breath analysis technology and development of pupillometry for the detection of impairment. 
In 2002, Tony served as a Master Sergeant assigned to District 08 in Peoria.  He supervised patrol operations with an emphasis on impaired driving enforcement.  He has been declared an expert witness in several jurisdictions and instructed around the country on impaired driving topics.  He contributed to the publication, “Successful Prosecution of the DUI Offender: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Breath Testing Procedures”, edited by Fournier, E., Inside the Minds™, 31-60. United States: Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2009.
Tony retired from the Illinois State Police in November 2009 and continued to provide drug and alcohol training to criminal justice professionals, educational professionals and private industry.  He also served as the SFST/DRE State Coordinator for the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association in cooperation with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and the Illinois Department of Transportation.         

Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

The A.R.I.D.E. curriculum provides officers with the opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge that will assist them in identifying alcohol and drug impaired drivers. A.R.I.D.E. provides a basic understanding required for the collection of the appropriate biological specimens necessary for a successful prosecution. A.R.I.D.E. applies to the line officer regardless of assignment, patrol or traffic, the information they need to expand their knowledge and develop the additional skills necessary to recognize and arrest alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers.  A.R.I.D.E. trained officers learn to recognize when the assistance of a Drug Recognition Expert is necessary and what information a DRE will need to establish a working relationship designed to result in a successful prosecution.
A final exam requires students to participate in scenario interpretation exercises in which they review sample scenarios and identify the category or categories of drugs responsible for the “evidence” described.
Students completing this training will be able to recognize that an individual may be under the influence of a drug, or drugs other than alcohol, or under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs, or suffering from some injury or illness that produces signs similar to alcohol/drug impairment; and recognize the broad category or categories of drugs inducing the observable signs of impairment.

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

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)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training   Psychology of Domestic Violence
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