Citizen Police Academy Class 9 will be held September 26—December 5, 2018

The purpose of the citizen police academy is to foster better communication between citizens and the police through education. The academy creates a core of well-informed citizens who possess greater insight into police practices and services.

Graduates of the academy are encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences with other officers in the community has the opportunity arises. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen understanding of the role and function of their police department.

The ninth Citizens’ Police Academy will begin September 26, 2018 with a graduation dinner on December 5, 2018. Each class consists of a three hour block of instruction on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm through 9:30 pm.

This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the police department each week. Certified police officers, supervisors, and civilian instructors, with particular expertise, will conduct each topic.

This dynamic program is offered to Elgin residents or business owners who are at least 18 years of age & have no felony convictions. An optional class will be held on Saturday for those wishing to attend firearms training and a trip to the firing range.

Topics covered in the citizen police academy

  • Overview of criminal justice system
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement/DWI
  • Community Policing
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Communications
  • Officer Selection Process
  • Animal Control


Class size is limited—apply now!

You may call Assistant Chief Taylor at 512-285-5757 for more information.

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