BEST Security Training

BEST (Bar Employee Security Training) is a free, mandatory security training provided to all liquor establishments in Champaign.

BEST trains management personnel and security personnel on how to properly address excessive drinking, disorderly patrons, and offers strategies for effective group communication between employees. The training must be completed by all liquor establishment management and security personnel within 60 days of the date of employment. A three-year certification is awarded upon successful completion of the class.

Classes are held at the Champaign Police Department on select evenings throughout the year. Participants may register for only one BEST class at a time. Registration is accepted up to three business days prior to the class date, and cancellations may be made up to seven business days prior to the date of class. Failure to attend the same class twice will require employer authorization in order to re-register.

Questions? Contact:
Sergeant Brandon Thomas | brandon.thomas@champaignil.gov | 217-351-4545


BEST Training Registration

  • Any valid date format will work: "3/23/1971", "March 23, 1971", "3-23-1971", "1971-3-23", etc.

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