The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is accepting registration for the Citizens Police Academy classes which will run from March 23 to May 25.
Classes take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday nights. The majority of the classes will be held at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora, but some classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.
About the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office in joint partnership with the Fox Valley Park District Police Department present the Kane County Citizens Police Academy. Leaders of both departments believe that education on the various aspects of law enforcement provides citizens new insight into how both departments operate and how they serve the community.
The 10-week Citizens Academy is taught by seasoned sheriff’s deputies and Park District officers. It provides citizens a behind-the-scenes perspective of all aspects of law enforcement. Each instructor develops his/her own class curriculum, addressing subjects such as crime prevention, identity theft, scams/fraud, gang identification, communications, domestic violence, patrol procedures, investigation procedures, accident reconstruction and death investigations.
Students will also get the opportunity to see various demonstrations including the K9, SWAT, and Bomb Tech demonstrations, as well as tour the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Adult Justice Center.
The Kane County Citizens Police Academy is a program designed to spark the enthusiasm needed for community involvement, as well as to strengthen the ties between both departments and the community. Its intent is to educate citizens on the challenges that law enforcement officers face on a daily basis, which makes it easier for the departments to work together with the community to find realistic solutions to neighborhood problems.
The Kane County Citizens Police Academy is free and operated through the hard work, dedication and commitment of its volunteer officers. A criminal background check is conducted prior to admittance. To pre-register for the Spring 2016 Session, complete the Kane County Citizens Police Academy Form.
Spanish Citizen’s Police Academy
For our Spanish speaking residents, the Kane County Citizens Police Academy will be hosting its first Spanish class during the spring. Para más información, presione aquí.
Para nuestros residentes que hablan español, la Academia de Policía Ciudadanil será enseñada por primera vez completamente en español durante la primavera! Para más información y para una aplicación por favor presiona aquí: Aplicación para la Academia de Policía Ciudadanil