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Citizen’s Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to give Elmhurst citizens a working knowledge of both their police department as well as more general law enforcement practices. The program provides participants with a better understanding of some of the challenges faced by police officers in the field, along with insight into how officers might handle different situations and why. Many of the classes offer opportunities for hands-on participation.

Each weekly block of instruction is held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesday evenings. The next session will begin on Wednesday, August 30th and continue through November 15, 2017. The program is free of charge but is limited to 25 students per session. Participants must be over the age of twenty-one and live or work in the City of Elmhurst.

To apply to the CPA program, please access our printable online application at or call us at 630-530-3061. You can also email us at or stop by the Elmhurst Police Station for more information and/or to obtain an application.

Topics covered in the program include:

• Police Department Overview
• Evidence and Crime Scene Processing

• Laws of Arrest, Search & Seizure
• Traffic Stops

• Investigations and Crime Analysis
• Internet Investigation /Railroad Safety

• DUI and Traffic Enforcement
• Range & Firearms Training

• Fire Department Overview
• Mission Team / Narcotics & K-9 Unit

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