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Illinois Army National Guard teams up with KACC Law Enforcement Program

Illinois National Guard once again welcomed Kankakee Area Career Center students to their training grounds in Marseilles.   Students received a full day of educational training, both in the classroom setting and on the grounds . . . read more

Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy comes to KACC

Master Duane Brummit

For the 3rd year, Master Duane Brummit, Owner of Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy was back in the KACC Law Enforcement Class to teach hand-to-hand defensive skills. Our Criminal Law Enforcement curriculum always gets a boost from having . . . read more

Hailey Livak Joined the Fight Against Children's Cancer

Wonderful Youth We Have Here at KACC

KACC Law Enforcement student, Hailey Livak took the St. Baldrick's challenge this March, raising a whopping $500 for the foundation. Hailey also attends Beecher High School.   She stated she didn't want to cut her hair . . . read more

Officer Down Memorial Program

Students take the Reins

Andrew Medina and Hunter McClain, both KACC Law Enforcement students from Iroquois West High School, have accepted responsibility for the Officer Down Memorial Program. KACC Law Enforcement class takes the news of a fallen officer very . . . read more

Applying Yourself for the Future Workforce

With Ron Jackson

While this isn't the first time Ron Jackson has come to the Career Center to volunteer his time and share his expertise, his visit was greatly appreciated by our Law Enforcement students. Mr. Jackson spent an entire day with the . . . read more

Domestic Violence Awareness -


Advocates from the Kankakee chapter of Harbor House visited the Career Center to speak with the Law Enforcement Students.  Tracy and Lauren discussed the services Harbor House  offers and the needs for the support of the victims of . . . read more

US Army National Guard Visit KACC

Sgt. McCall, accompanied by Staff Sgt. Crissey and Staff Sgt. Clayton came to the Career Center's Law Enforcement class to speak about and demonstrate de-escalating incidents and search techniques utilized by the Military.  . . . read more

Law Dogs Take the Plunge!

Annual Polar Plunge into Manteno Lake

Kankakee Area Career Center Law Enforcement Students formed the team “Law Dogs” to take the annual Polar Plunge into Manteno Lake on March 4th. Career Center Law Enforcement students and their instructor Don Barber, were able . . . read more

"It's Army Training Sir!'

While the article headline is a direct quote from the 1981 movie hit Stripes the training KACC Law Enforcement students received at the Illinois Army National Guard facility in Marsailles, was absolutely no joke! The pictures below . . . read more

ATF Officer Visit to KACC

KACC Law Enforcement and Fire-Rescue-EMR Students welcomed two visitors from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Department; Special Agent Jeff Marshall and his incredibly well-trained arson dog, Along with Zelda, Special Agent . . . read more

Josh Martin, more than Law Enforcement

Josh Martin is a fine example of taking a wonderful career to the classroom.  Mr. Martin joined Team KACC in August of 2014.  Not only did he have 30 years of experience as a police officer in the Village of Bradley, Mr. Martin . . . read more

Law Enforcement Students With ILEAS Officers

ILEAS - Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System

According to www.ileas.org, "The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System ILEAS) was formed in 2002 in response to the September 11th attacks as a joint venture of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Sheriffs' . . . read more

Update from Christopher Canady

Every once in a while a student pops up to say hello.  Earlier this month, we heard from Christopher Canady.  Chris was a student in the KACC Law Enforcement class. While Chris isn't working on a career in law enforcement, . . . read more

Don Barber

KACC Law Enforcement Instructor

Don Barber joined Team KACC in 2014.  At that time, he had retired from the Bradley Police Department. He brought with him a tremendous background and on-the-job experience.  His professional work experience continues . . . read more

KACC Law Students Raise $1,600 for Special Olympics!

KACC Law Enforcement Instructor, Don Barber and many of his law enforcement students took the plunge into Manteno Lake raising funds in support of Special Olympics.  Premium Specialties, Inc. in Bradley graciously donated matching . . . read more

Yes, the Morgue!

Great Experience for Law Enforcement Students

Thanks to Eric Cavender, Assistant Coroner for Kankakee County, for welcoming the KACC Law Enforcement Class to the Kankakee County Morgue.  While visiting a morgue might sound like a strange place to take a short field trip, Mr. . . . read more

ASP Baton Training

KACC Law Enforcement Students underwent ASP Baton Training instructed by Sgt. James Jeck from the  Herscher Police Department.    Sgt. Jeck came to KACC and instructed students on proper strikes; . . . read more

Non-Deadly Force

Students Learn Defensive Tactics

KACC Law Enforcement students are learning Non-Deadly Force defensive tactics by local martial arts expert Professor Duane Brumitt of Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy located in Bradley. Brumitt comes to KACC every Thursday for 6 weeks for . . . read more

Traffic Stops 101

KACC Law Enforcement students learned about the basics and many of the dangers involved in making a routine traffic stop.  Instructor Barber and his assistant, Josh Martin, worked with students to demonstrate and teach the . . . read more

Thanks Illinois State Police!

Special thanks to several members of the Illinois State Police, who teamed up with our Law Enforcement Instructor, Don Barber, and our Child Development Preschool Program to hold a Car Safety Seat Installation/Inspection right here at . . . read more

Busy 1st Quarter for Law Enforcement Students

First quarter for KACC Law Enforcement students went by like a flash! Instructor, Don Barber, incorporated a wide variety of activities into his curriculum.  These activities compliment what is learned in the classroom.  On a . . . read more

Update -Law Enforcement Students Undergo Self Defense Training

Short Video Added

Update - January 27, 2015 - Mr. Barber shared an additional video and pictures from the continuing Self-Defense class being taught by Mr. Brumitt: Photo's can be accessed below:   . . . read more

Handcuff Certification Class

Law Enforcement Instructor, Don Barber, is always on the lookout for ways to broaden the learning experience for his students. This time, he sought an additional training for certification - handcuffing. Certainly handcuffing is one . . . read more

Thanks Mr. Cavender!

Deputy chief coroner Eric Cavender gave a presentation to KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR and Law Enforcement Students.  Considering our speaker was the Deputy Chief Corner, the presentation did revolve around death in Kankakee . . . read more

Law Enforcement

Program Information

The Kankakee Area Career Center's Law Enforcement class allows students an opportunity to develop their knowledge in a variety of areas relating to law enforcement careers.  Donald Barber, retired Police Officer from the Village of . . . read more

Law Enforcement Instructor Shares Vision

Don Barber

As KACC's Law enforcement instructor, Mr. Barber does a great deal with his class.  His program is over the course of two school years, alternating between teaching students about traffic stops, patrol functions, investigation functions, . . . read more

Officer James Jeck & Law Enforcement Class

Former Bradley Police Sergeant and current Herscher Officer James Jeck is shown observing Kankakee Area Career Center Students training with the police baton. Officer Jeck is a certified police baton instructor.  Officer Jeck came . . . read more

Law Students Visit National Guard Armory

Law Enforcement Instructor Bruce Barber was delighted to take his students to the Illinois National guard Armory for Illinoiis Emergency Alarm System Training (ILEASA). Following the event, Mr. Barber stated "these young men and . . . read more

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