Next Session Begins September 13, 2017 -- sign up now by clicking on the LINK to the Application Form at the top or bottom of this page!
What Is It?
The Civilian Police Academy is a ten-week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Freeport Police Department. It consists of a series of classes and discussions held on Wednesday from September 13 to November 15, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Typically, there are two academy classes a year and each class size is limited to approximately 25 students. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.
The classes will provide an in-depth view into various aspects of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that effect law enforcement efforts in the City of Freeport, and how to develop a partnership with the police department. This program also allows the participant a unique “hands-on” opportunity in a variety of law enforcement tasks and responsibilities.
When residents take a more personal interest in their city, and the protection of their community and neighborhoods, they will enjoy a safer and closer relationship with their neighbors. Upon completion of the course, graduates receive a diploma, academy mug, and class photo.
Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime in any community. Therefore the Freeport Police Department instituted the Civilian Police Academy, to improve communication and obtain input and support throughout the city. It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will take their knowledge back into their neighborhoods where they can use it to enhance the quality of neighborhood life.
Who Can Attend?
Individuals who apply for the Civilian Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age. They must also live, work, or own property in the City of Freeport.
In addition to attending the class sessions, each participant must complete a four hour ride-along with a patrol unit and spend two hours in the 9-1-1 Center.
Instructors include members of the Freeport Police Department.
For Information or to Apply Call:
Freeport Police Department 815-235-8222
Freeport City Hall