Citizen Police Academy

Youth Academy Applications Due May 24

The Naperville Police Department is now accepting applications for a seven-week Youth Academy to be held this summer to give teens a working knowledge of the Naperville Police Department, as well as an opportunity to interact with police officers in a positive environment.

The academy will begin on June 6, 2019 and continue every Thursday night (excluding July 4) through July 18. The academy will consist of a series of classes, discussions and hands-on demonstrations covering a variety of topics, including police patrol operations, police canines, police investigations, special response team, forensics and more. All classes are free and will be held at the Naperville Police Department from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

To be eligible to apply, students must be currently in high school or entering high school in the fall of 2019; reside in Naperville or attend high school in Naperville; have parental permission and transportation to and from the police department; and be a student in good standing with no criminal contacts.

To apply, print and complete the following application and return the signed documents no later than Friday, May 24.

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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 application process for the 2018 Naperville Police Department Citizen Police Academy has concluded, and the class is closed. There is not currently another academy set. Please check back at a later date.

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.

To apply, complete the following forms and return the signed documents to Kris Stockwell by email at stockwellk@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.

2018 Citizen Police Academy Application

2018 Citizen Police Academy Background Waiver