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Newspapers covering Hoffman Estates:

Join the Citizen Police Academy Class of 2015

Post Date:01/28/2015 9:34 AM

What’s it really like to be a police officer? You’ve seen the TV shows, now live the experience. The Hoffman Estates Police Department is now accepting applications for its 26th annual Citizen Police Academy.  

A new class will be starting with an orientation on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to   9:30 p.m. in the training room of the Hoffman Estates Police Department, 411 W. Higgins Road.  Classes will then meet for 15 weeks every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Police Station, ending on June 16th, with a graduation ceremony before the Village Board Meeting. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and reside, attend school or work in Hoffman Estates. Class size is limited, and spots fill up quickly. Applicants living in areas that do not offer a Citizen Police Academy may also be considered.

The Citizen Police Academy will give participants insight into police work and the functions of the Department. Students will get hands-on experience with real police equipment, such as squad cars, jail cells and duty gear, including firearms. Students will receive briefings from patrol officers, detectives and guest speakers. Topics to be discussed include home security, SWAT operations, crime scene investigations (CSI), gangs, club drugs and a K-9 demonstration, among others.

For more information and to download an application, visit www.hoffmanestates.org/cpa. Residents can also contact Sergeant Kasia Cawley by phone at 847-781-2866, or email at kathryn.cawley@hoffmanestates.org.

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