The Hoffman Estates Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (HECPAAA) was founded in the fall of 1999. Currently, HECPAAA consists of members who have graduated from the Citizen Police Academy or Citizen Fire Academy, and who work, go to school or live in the Village of Hoffman Estates. HECPAAA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that dedicates its time to help the Hoffman Estates Police and Fire Departments with different events throughout the year.
HECPAAA is governed by a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The group holds meetings either monthly or bimonthly. Some of the volunteer opportunities include traffic control during the Fourth of July parade, passing out fliers, data entry, filing, bulk mailings for the Police Department, roleplaying as victims for Fire Department drills, and helping with setup for the Veterans Day ceremony and Fourth of July festival. The association is also involved in fundraising, and their efforts have led to the purchase of AEDs for squad cars, a pop-up educational trailer for the Fire Department, and the Police Department's third K-9, Bundo.
Hoffman Estates is a great community, and HECPAAA is a great way to meet new people and learn about what is means to be a Police Officer or firefighter/Paramedic.
For more information about joining HECPAAA, contact Leigh Bartkowiak.
Click here (PDF) to download HECPAAA's bylaws.