Citizen Police Academy

The 2020 Citizen Police Academy is now full and no longer accepting applications.  Please check back in early 2021 for next year's class information.

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 ten week academy with classroom lectures and hands on exercises.  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
*  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 use the link below to obtain an application.  Please fill out the application and mail it to the address below or drop it off at the Palatine Police Department.  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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