Citizen's Police Academy

Now Accepting Applications: Citizen's Police Academy Class of 2020Application: Citizen's Police Academy Class of 2020

The Woodridge Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy Class of 2020! Applicants should note the following:
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old
  • Have a connection to the Village of Woodridge (i.e., resident, works in Woodridge, etc.)
  • The deadline is Friday, December 13, 2019
The Citizen's Police Academy is limited to 20 participants to encourage class participation and engage more with peers. Applicants may submit their application during business hours: M-F; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In addition, applicants may submit their application outside of business hours by going to the entrance to the Police Department/Public Works building at 1 Plaza Drive, picking up the phone, and notifying dispatch that the application is ready. An officer will arrive to collect the completed form. 

About the Citizen's Police AcademyThe 10-week program consists of weekly two hour sessions on Wednesdays that includes a graduation ceremony.  The Academy starts on January 15, 2020, and the hours for each session are 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

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 maintain partnerships with the community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of the practices, policies, and procedures of the Woodridge Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy. 

Officers designed the academy to incorporate lecture and scenario-based formats.  The instructors are certified police officers, supervisors, and other department personnel with expertise in various areas. The curriculum consists of support services  and  community programs,  Illinois Vehicle Code, DUI, criminal law, case law, evidence collection, SWAT, defensive tactics, and traffic stops. The Citizen’s Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for people who live or work in Village to learn about how the police department operates on a daily basis.