Citizen Police Academy

Class at Capacity

Applications for the Fall 2022 Citizen Police Academy were considered in the order they were received. The class is currently at capacity and no additional applications are being accepted.

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 10 weeks. Classes are limited to 24 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.


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 10-week Fall 2022 Citizen Police Academy will begin on Sept. 28, 2022 and continue every Wednesday night (excluding Nov. 23) until Dec. 7. All classes are free and will be held at the Naperville Police Department from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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 24 participants. 


This class is currently at capacity and no additional applications are being accepted.