Citizen Police Academy


The Fall 2018 academy class is full.  Please check back for 2019 dates.

The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement as well as foster positive relationships with the officers who serve in their community.

Numerous members of the department will be instructing during the eight week academy with classroom lectures and hands on experience.  The topics to be covered will include:

*  Use of Force
*  Shoot Don't Shoot Scenarios
*  Crime Prevention
*  Vehicle Stops
*  Neighborhood Based Policing
*  SWAT Operations
*  Gangs
*  K-9 Demonstration
*  Animal Control
*  Crime Scene Investigation

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the law enforcement profession and to strive to work cooperatively with the residents of Palatine to make our community a safe place to live and work.

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and reside in Palatine.  Class size is limited and spots fill quickly.  Please fill out the application and address it to the Palatine Police Department as shown below.  If you have any questions, contact Commander Larry Canada at (847) 359-9009.


Mail applications to:

Palatine, IL Police Department
595 N. Hicks Road
ATTN:  Commander L. Canada
Palatine, IL 60067



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