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North Riverside Police Department
Monday September 10th, 2012 :: 03:39 p.m. CDT


North Riverside Police Department offers it's first Citizen's Police Academy starting on October 11, 2012.

The North Riverside Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois State Police, is sponsoring an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies, both local and state-wide. The Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is a free program designed to educate North Riverside residents and business owners about the structure and activities of their police department. The CPA is not a "training" class, but is an exciting "informational" class that offers a behind- the-scenes look at law enforcement operations.

The purpose of the CPA program is to bring the police and the community closer together and is based on the concept that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of law enforcement, and will be more productive in their community.
The CPA will consist of (10) two-hour training sessions held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The program starts on October 11, 2012 and will conclude on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The class format will include practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises as permitted, as well as lecture.

The minimum age requirement to participate is 18 years old. This is a free program and class size is limited. All applicants will be subject to a background and reference check. The registration deadline is September 28, 2012. Applications are available at the North Riverside Police Department located at 2359 S. Desplaines Avenue and on the village’s website . Please contact CPA Coordinator Tom Tauer at 708-762-5464 or via email at for more information.

North Riverside Police Department
2359 S. Des Plaines Ave
North Riverside, IL 60546

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-447-9191

Anthony Garvey
Chief of Police

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