Learn what the cops learn: Citizen Police Academy


Citizens can learn what CPD officers learn

A select group of people will have an opportunity to learn what Chicago cops learn during a 10-week Citizen Police Academy course from Apr. 11 through June 17. Classes are every Tuesday from 6 to 9:00 p.m. 

"Community partners (facilitators, volunteers, stakeholders, etc.) that are involved with the community will definitely benefit from this training," says Sergeant Juan Clas, Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 12th District. "Many questions are answered and processes are explained by the heads of the Bureaus." 

The course is a condensed version of what CPD recruits get in the academy. Students participate in scenarios; go through the use of force training and learn about the workings of the department. 

To have an opportunity to be selected, fill out the form at the bottom of this story and email to Sergeant Clas or drop it off at the 12th District station. Be advised all participants will have to go through a background check to qualify. This is a city wide training that normally allots two people from each district.

Note that filling out the form does not guarantee selection because space is limited. Attendees must attend a minimum of seven classes to receive a certificate. 

Citizen's Academy Spring 2017.pdf45.21 KB


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