Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy Class of 2022

2022 Citizens Police Academy students with members of the Police Department in the Village Board Room.
Congratulations to our class of 2022 graduates. 

About the Citizen's Police Academy
The Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) is a part of the Woodridge Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit designed to reduce and prevent crime, improve communication, and build partnerships in the Woodridge community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures of the Woodridge Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy. Classes meet every Wednesday at the Woodridge Police Department (1Plaza Drive) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks. The expected start date is March 23 - May 11, 2022.

The classes are designed to incorporate lecture and scenario-based formats.  Instructors are certified police officers, supervisors, and other department personnel with expertise in various areas.  Areas of instruction include support services and community programs, Illinois vehicle code, DUI, criminal law, case law, evidence collection, SWAT, defensive tactics, and traffic stops.

The graduation ceremony is during the eighth week, which will include refreshments and graduation certificate.  Class size is restricted to 15 participants, and will be on a first come, first served basis (pending background investigation).

How to applyApplications and class details for the 2023 session will be available after Thanksgiving.  Check back then!!

The application is available online in a PDF and at the Police Department lobby. All applications must be completed and turned in to the Woodridge Police Department Records Department at 1 Plaza Drive during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F).

Anyone interested must complete the application and meet the following criteria:
1.    Be at least 18 years of age
2.    Live, work, or be associated with the Village of Woodridge
3.    No felony arrests 
4.    Have no misdemeanor convictions
5.    A background investigation may be conducted
6.    The Woodridge Police Department reserves the right to exclude any applicant from consideration or participation

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