Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? The Glen Ellyn Police Department will be holding a Citizen Police Academy beginning October 16, 2018. Each week, participants will meet and discover what daily life is like for law enforcement officers. The Academy is meant to give participants a better understanding of how the Police Department operates. Some of the areas covered in the academy include:
- Criminal and narcotics investigations
- Traffic stops
- The canine unit
- SWAT team
- Crime scene processing
- And many others
Meetings will include both classroom instruction and outside demonstrations. Participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on involvement.
The class will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for six weeks. Each session will be approximately two hours. Classes will be held at multiple locations in DuPage County, including the Homeland Security Building at College of DuPage, dispatch center, and the Glen Ellyn Police Department at 65 S Park Blvd. Participants must have transportation to these locations. **Participants must have transportation to these locations.**
All applicants must be at least 21 years old, reside and/or work in the Village of Glen Ellyn. All applicants are subject to a background check and participation may be limited. The Glen Ellyn Police Department reserves the right to deny entry to the Citizens Police Academy based on findings from the background check. Please complete the application and submit it by October 10, 2018.
Once your application is submitted you will be contacted via email by October 12, 2018 if you were enrolled in the class. Class size will be limited.
Once enrolled, you will be given an outline of the weekly schedule. This will include topics of the day, location, and directions