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Citizen's Police Academy


Academy Information
The Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) is a part of the Woodridge Department’s Community Outreach Unit designed to reduce and prevent crime, improve communication, and maintain  partnerships within the community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures of the Woodridge Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy. Applications for the class of 2018 are closed.

Academy sessions incorporate lecture and scenario-based formats. Areas of instruction include support services and community programs, Illinois vehicle code, DUI, criminal law, case law, evidence collection, SWAT, defensive tactics, and traffic stops. Class size is restricted to 20 participants, and will be on a first come first served basis (pending background check).

Citizen Police Academy Class of 2019
If you're interested to in participating in the Citizen Police Academy Class of 2019, please send an email with your name, address, and phone number here. Please note that applicants must meet the following criteria:
1.    Be at least 21 years of age
2.    Live, work, or be associated with the Village of Woodridge
3.    No felony arrests
4.    Have no misdemeanor convictions
5.    A background investigation and criminal history check will be conducted

The Woodridge Police Department reserves the right to exclude any applicant from consideration or participation.