Citizen Police Academy
Collaboration Through Community Involvement
What is the Citizen’s Police Academy?
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten (10) week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Campton Hills Police Department and police work in general. The academy consists of a series of interactive classes held once a week for approximately 2 hours. There is no cost to any student who participates. Background checks will be conducted on each applicant. The classes are usually held in the winter months. The schedule for the next class will be announced several months in advance.
Who can attend?
Individuals who apply for the Citizen’s Police Academy must be at least 21 years of age and pass a background check. Applicants must live in the Village of Campton Hills, work in the Village, or own property in the Village.
Why a Citizen’s Police Academy?
Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime. The Campton Hills Police Department instituted the Citizen’s Police Academy to improve communication with our residents and obtain citizen input and support throughout the Village. It is hoped that our graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will gain knowledge that they can implement to enhance the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to help the residents of the Village better understand how policing is conducted in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and learn how and who they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.
What is taught?
Some of the topics include:
- Overview of the Department
- Domestics/Local Ordinances
- Juvenile/Criminal Law
- Patrol Procedures/Traffic Stops
- Cons and Scams
- Firearms Safety
- Accident Investigations
- Crime Scene ET
- Vehicle Codes
- DUI Practical
Plese contact Chief Dan Hoffman at 630-584-4242