Training with MCSO

McHenry County Sheriff's Office provides training opportunities for police and civilians throughout the year.

Spanning across three different training locations, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is proud to bring a range of trainings and experienced instructors to police officers and civilians across Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin. Our trainings are most commonly hosted at the Sheriff’s Office in Woodstock or the Community Foundation in downtown Crystal Lake. We are looking forward to expanding our trainings to the McHenry County Training Facility in Cary once construction is complete. 

Have a question about any trainings? Contact Keri at or (815) 334-4739.

Upcoming Trainings:

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  • Peer Support Training 
    • May 16 – 20; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • MCSO Training Facility – 655 Village Hall Dr, Cary, IL
    • 2 spots per department

First Responders experience a lot of stress and trauma due to the nature of the work. Like everyone, they are also susceptible to issues not directly related to work that affect the desired performance expectation at work. Sometimes First Responders can benefit from additional support from a fellow officer that relate to their experience. This is where Peer Support can be helpful, and sometimes crucial. 

This 40-hour training is for departments interested in beginning or expanding a peer support program and is intended for entry-level participants who have been chosen as peer support team members.  

This program is consistent with accepted industry standards, the guideline for peer support as proffered by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and reviews of other law enforcement programs and peer support as a discipline. 

This training utilizes a variety of methods including lecture, discussion, personal introspection, sharing, and intense role-plays. The class will be limited to 24 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis. Max 2 per department. 

Special thanks to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, McHenry County Mental Health Board and The 100 Club of Illinois for funding this course.