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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Elmhurst Citizen’s Police Academy Returns

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Elmhurst Citizen’s Police Academy Returns


The City of Elmhurst Police Department is excited to announce the return of its Citizen’s Police Academy program! The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program run by Elmhurst police officers and detectives and provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to become acquainted with how the police department operates on a day-to-day basis.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a twelve-week program held at the Elmhurst police station on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30pm. The program will start August 31st and run through November 16th.  At the end of the program, participants will have a better understanding of police procedures, equipment, responsibilities, demands, and the laws governing the actions of police officers.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will cover some of the following topics:

  • Laws of arrest
  • Crime scene analysis
  • Interviewing and interrogation
  • Investigations
  • Traffic stops
  • DARE / Youth education
  • Internet investigations
  • K9 unit, and more!


Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. You must be 21 years of age and live or work in the City of Elmhurst to participate. For more information and to register, please visit .

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