Citizen Police Academy

Next class begins October 4, 2017

We are now accepting applications for a nine-week Citizen Police Academy beginning on October 4, 2017 and continuing every Wednesday night (excluding November 22) until December 6.

Applications and waivers (located below) are due by September 8, 2017.

The Citizen Police Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Naperville Police Department. It consists of a series of classes, discussions and hands-on demonstrations that are held once a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for nine (9) weeks. Classes are limited to 25 students.

The classes provide an in-depth view into various areas of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the City of Naperville.

Goal

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to help the residents of Naperville better understand how the police work in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do while performing that duty. When residents take a more personal interest in their city, and the protection of their community and neighborhoods, they will enjoy a safer and closer relationship with their neighbors. The Citizen Police Academy will allow them to have a more interactive association with the police department.

Upcoming Academy

A nine-week Citizen Police Academy will be held in fall 2017. The academy will begin on October 4, 2017 and continue every Wednesday night (excluding November 22) until December 6. Applications are due by September 8, 2017.

Instruction consists of classroom lectures, interactive discussions and hands-on demonstrations focusing on various aspects of police work, including forensics, investigations, patrol and special response, among others. Course content and activities dictate that class size is limited to 25 participants. All classes are free and will be held at the Naperville Police Department from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Apply

Individuals who apply for the Citizen Police Academy must be 18 years of age and reside in the City of Naperville. Applicants will also be subjected to a criminal background investigation.

Applications are due by September 8, 2017.

To apply, complete the following forms and return the signed documents no later than Friday, September 8, 2017 to Deputy Chief Jason Arres by email at arresj@naperville.il.us, at fax number (630) 420-4096, or through the mail or in person at the Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540.

2017 Citizen Police Academy Application

2017 Citizen Police Academy Background Waiver