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Citizen's Police Academy
About the Citizen's Police Academy
Application: 2019 Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) is a part of the Woodridge Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit designed to reduce and prevent crime, improve communication, and maintain partnerships with the community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of the practices, policies, and procedures of the Woodridge Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy. 


The 10 week program consists of weekly two hour sessions, including a graduation ceremony.  Officers designed the class to incorporate lecture and scenario-based formats.  Instructors are certified police officers, supervisors, and other department personnel with expertise in various areas. The curriculum consists of support services  and  community programs,  Illinois Vehicle Code, DUI, criminal law, case law, evidence collection, SWAT, defensive tactics, and traffic stops.

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