Citizens Police Academy
What is the Citizens Police Academy?
The Citizens Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to give participants an understanding of the operation of the Addison Police Department. The academy consists of a series of classes held once a week. There is no cost for residents to participate.
Each class will provide an overview of various areas of law enforcement. Classes will include presentations by Addison Police officers, tours of the facility and explanations regarding the use of police equipment. Several demonstrations will take place during the academy, in which participants will be allowed to participate.
The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a unique Addison Police Department Citizens Police Academy shirt identifying him or her as a graduate of the academy.
The Addison Police Department is committed to the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and is committed to developing partnerships with citizens of the Village.
The Citizens Police Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to develop direct lines of communication with the Police Department.
Citizens participating in the academy will have a working knowledge of the Addison Police Department and its functions. Graduates of the academy will have the option of continuing on to the Alumni Citizens Academy and partner with the Police Department to assist in identifying existing problems and possible solutions for issues that affect the quality of life for Addison residents.
Who Can Attend?
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must live or work in the Village of Addison. An application for the academy must be completed, which will be subject to a background check before final acceptance for the class.
What the Academy is Not
The Citizens Police Academy is not designed to make participants certified police officers. The participation and completion of the academy is designed to develop partnerships with the community. Graduating from the academy does not grant police authority to participants.
- Tour of Addison Police Department
- Traffic Enforcement
- Community Policing
- Hiring and Recruiting
- Use of Force
- Gang Suppression
- Search and Seizure
- Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center/911
- Crime Prevention
- Crime Scene Processing
- Criminal Investigations
- Tour of DuPage County Jail
- Drug Use Prevention and Identification
- Records Management
- Meet the Chief, the Staff and Officers
Sergeant B. Lindstrom
Addison Police Department
3 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101