Effective immediately (per Governor's Executive Orders 2020-07 and 2020-08), we will we closing our Academy until further notice.  Both of our current classes (RC20-07 and RC20-08) have transitioned to on-line training; started the week of 03/23/2020.

For updates on current and future basic law enforcement and basic corrections academy dates, please refer to our "UPCOMING TRAINING" tab above.

Any other inquiries, please contact Commander Williams at twilliams@richland.edu.  For specific information concerning Richland Community College, please visit http://www.richland.edu/coronavirus. Thank you for understanding, follow our leaders recommendations, and stay safe!


WELCOME to the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center (MCLETC) in Decatur, Illinois.

Effective immediately, we will implementing our mandated, residential quarantine protocol.  The Academy campus will be closed to ALL visitors.  Only those staff and instructors identified as "essential" or "critical" will be allowed on the campus or inside our buildings.  Deliveries will be identified and limited during this quarantine.  All returning Recruits/Cadets will continue to be housed and trained on campus.  No Recruits/Cadets will be released for weekday or weekend liberty and must remain on the campus during the duration of their training, until further notice.  An information email has been distributed to our current Academy Class partnering agencies.  Further information is available on our "Secure Info/LE Only" tab.  Thank you for understanding.


The concept of building a premier training facility in Central Illinois began in the summer of 2016. Through the initiative and generosity of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, this concept became a reality. The MCLETC opened it’s doors on September 20, 2017, and started its first training course on October 2, 2017.

The MCLETC is a state certified Basic Law Enforcement and Basic Corrections training academy. Our philosophy is geared towards a suitable learning environment, while maintaining a disciplinary atmosphere. Recruits/Cadets will be challenged inside and outside the classroom. We demand commitment, self-motivation, and effort. This can be summed up in our core values: Public Service, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence. We take P.R.I.D.E. in training professionals through education and practical application. The MCLETC’s mission is to prepare you to be the best law enforcement and/or correctional officer possible.

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