The Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (50 ILCS 727) and Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCA 705) mandates training requirements for active police officers in the State of Illinois. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is the state agency mandated to oversee training requirements, curriculum and standards. The Police Department’s training regimen includes de-escalation training. More information regarding Police Officer training is provided on the Village website and the Police Department Monthly Reports.
The La Grange Police Department has multiple policies that require the use of de-escalation techniques in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of those scenarios are mental health calls, civil disputes and civil commitments.