Citizen's Police Academy

Once a year, the Glen Ellyn Police Department hosts a Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is meant to give participants a better understanding of how the Police Department operates. Some of the areas covered in the Academy include:

  • Crime scene processing
  • Criminal and narcotics investigations
  • Specialty units
  • Traffic stops

Location & Time

The Academy runs for six weeks and each class is approximately two hours. Meetings include both classroom instruction and outside demonstrations. Participants are given the opportunity for hands-on involvement. Classes are held at multiple locations in DuPage County, including the Homeland Security Building at College of DuPage, dispatch center, and the Glen Ellyn Police Department.

Participant Information

Participants must have transportation to these locations.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old, reside and/or work in the Village of Glen Ellyn. All applicants are subject to a background check and participation may be limited. The Glen Ellyn Police Department reserves the right to deny entry to the Citizens Police Academy based on findings from the background check.

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