Citizen Police Academy

Youth Police Academy

The Naperville Police Department is hosting a Youth Police Academy open to Naperville 8th grade graduates entering high school in the fall. The program consists of a series of classes, discussions and hands-on demonstrations that are held on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for seven weeks, from June 8th through July 27th. Click here for the program flyer

To apply, complete, sign and return the program application and waiver to:

Naperville Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Tim Erdman
1350 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Please direct questions to Sgt. Tim Erdman at (630) 305-5977 or erdmant@naperville.il.us.

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

The next Citizen Police Academy has not yet been announced. Please check back for more details as they become available.