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Huntley Citizen Police Academy Gives Insight on Police Department

Huntley police accepting applications for latest Citizens Police Academy.

 

Huntley’s Citizen Police Academy will be starting up soon and police are accepting applications.

The academy is set to begin on Wednesday, March 20, and is held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Huntley Police Department, 10911 Main St. It will continue to meet every Wednesday until May 22.

The Citizen Police Academy is a ten-week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Huntley Police Department. It consists of a series of classes and discussions, which provide an overview of the various areas of law enforcement.

Graduates of the program are not certified police officers, however they are prepared with a better knowledge of how law enforcement agencies operate.

Huntley’s Citizen Police Academy is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the Village of Huntley.

The program is free of charge and is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and live or work in the Village of Huntley. Applicants will be subject to a background check.

Advanced registration is required and seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, applications are available at the police department or can be downloaded from the Village of Huntley Police Department website.

For more information, contact Sgt. Marak at 847-515-5409. The registration deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013.

Ronda Goldman February 09, 2013 at 09:17 PM
I hope that many of you apply to be in this wonderful special program. It is easily one of the most rewarding activities I have participated in since I moved to Huntley. You get to learn police procedures, meet the officers, gain insight into the difficulties of their jobs, and become connected to the community at-large in a new interesting way. Then, hopefully, you will decide after the twelve weeks are over to join the Citizens Academy and participate in projects supportive to the department and to Huntley. There is a special bond between all of us who have participated in this since its inception.

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