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Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

March 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018

St. Charles Police Department
211 N. Riverside
St. Charles, IL 60174

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the law enforcement profession? The St. Charles Police Department once again is hosting its annual Citizen Police Academy (CPA), which will run from March 15 through May 31, 2018. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give residents and business owners a better understanding of how the St. Charles Police Department operates. Participants will get to meet officers face to face and discover what daily life is like for them. Some of the areas covered in the CPA are criminal and narcotics investigations, arrest and search procedures, courts, traffic stops, the SWAT team, crime scene processing, among many others. The class meets on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 pm, and will run for 2-3 hours. Most of the classes are held in the St. Charles Police Department training room at 211 N. Riverside Ave. The last class is a graduation ceremony which will include congratulations from the chief of police and the mayor. Applications can be picked up at the front lobby of the Police Department (630-377-4435) or downloaded from the city web site at under “Crime Prevention.” Once the application has been completed, it can be dropped off, mailed, or e-mailed to the St. Charles Police Department in care of Officer Jim Burden at: 211 N. Riverside Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174, or All applications are subject to approval and do include a background check. The class is open, free of charge, to St. Charles residents, property and business owners and their employees, and approved St. Charles high school juniors and seniors. The last day to submit an application for the program is March 8, 2018. For more information, please contact Officer Jim Burden at 630-443-3835, or

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