Training Center

Welcome to the ILEAS Training Center

Located in Urbana, Illinois, the ILEAS Training Center and Headquarters is one of the premier training sites for first responders in the Midwest.  This multi-functional facility is located on a 13-acre campus and offers over 120,000 square feet of classroom, office and training space.  Classrooms range in size from a breakout room for 12 to a spacious auditorium that can seat over 150 people theater style.

The ILEAS Training Center is state-of- the-art, with audio and video conference capabilities, as well as 37 wireless access points for students’ laptop computers.

In addition to classroom training, the facility is perfect for scenario-based training such as tactical, crime scene, K9 and much more.

Training Mission

To support cross-disciplinary homeland security training with an emphasis on law enforcement and public safety at the local, state, and federal level.  This will be accomplished by providing a versatile facility which can be used to conduct a variety of training programs:

  • Realistic tactical training in residential, office, and institutional settings, as well as formal classroom instruction.
  • State of Illinois approved and sponsored tactical and other training such as, but not limited to:  Basic SWAT, Active Shooter, and UI Police Training Institute Basic Law Enforcement courses.
  • Computer training for State intelligence and data dissemination systems.
  • Incident command integrated with field operations training and exercises for entire communities in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Service Institute.

Research Mission

To work with industry and government in testing new products, procedures, and processes with an emphasis on public safety and law enforcement.  ILEAS is dedicated to developing and maintaining realistic testing environments, utilizing working law enforcement officers in this process.

Operational Mission

To provide operational support to public safety, homeland security, and public health agencies in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.