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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Join the Villa Park Citizen Police Academy

The Villa Park Police Department is proud to bring back the Citizen Police Academy program. The Citizen Police Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Villa Park Police Department and how the department interacts with other agencies in DuPage and the surrounding counties.

The goal of the Villa Park Citizen Police Academy is to help create more informed citizens, debunk myths about law enforcement and open lines of communication between citizens and officers. The Villa Park Citizen Police Academy will help people see first-hand how the Police Department operates; learn about department policies, procedures and programs; meet local officers; and understand the challenges faced by law enforcement.

Classes are cancelled for the time being but may be offered again this summer. Classes will be led by members of the Police Department. The academy will be open to residents and business owners in Villa Park. Classes will include topics such as conducting criminal investigations, traffic stops, gangs, juvenile law and firearms. Tours may also take place at locations such as the DuComm Dispatch Center and Jail.

Applications are located at the front desk of the police department. For further information, please contact Sgt. Tim Walsh at (630) 592-6124.

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