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
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.