JJC PD Earns State Certification as Training Program for Veterans

The State of Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has certified the JJC Police Department as an official training program for veterans who become employed in the department.
 
“The JJC Police Department recognizes the skills and experience that military veterans bring to the workforce,” said Commander Melvin Cornelius. “As such, we are pleased to partner with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs which offers additional benefits to eligible military veterans for receiving on-the-job training after being hired in the JJC Police Department.”
 
The program is approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency for the enrollment of qualified veterans and/or eligible persons to receive Montgomery GI Bill education benefits.
 
During their initial training at any State of Illinois Police Training Academy and in the JJC PD ten-week field training program, eligible veterans can receive their Montgomery GI Bill education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Cornelius added that the partnership benefits military veterans by helping them discover a great career in the JJC Police Department in addition to receiving educational benefits.
 
To date, one veteran has already taken advantage of the JJC program.
 
For more information about the program, contact Tiffany Perry from the Department of Veterans Affairs at (312) 814-2460 or Jeanne Lindholm in the JJC Police Department at ext. 2669.

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