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In October of 2018 the Hinsdale Police Department will present its Fourteenth Citizen Police Academy.  The purpose of the Academy is to give Village residents the opportunity to learn about police work in general and also gain insight into the Hinsdale Police Department. The Academy will be held on Thursday nights from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for twelve weeks.  The classes are free and open to Hinsdale residents and those who are employed in the Village of Hinsdale.  The Academy is available to those 18 and older and will meet in the Hinsdale Police Department at 121 Symonds Drive in Hinsdale.


During this twelve-week course, Officers from the Department will instruct citizens in several areas including Law, Crime Prevention, Patrol, Investigations, D.A.R.E., Juvenile, Traffic, Recruitment, S.W.A.T., K-9 and Firearms training. The Academy is not designed to make participants certified police officers, nor does it give the graduates authority to act as police officers.  The focus of the curriculum is to provide an informative overview of the fundamentals of police operations. This two-way communication will certainly be an effective and successful way to build a partnership between the community and the police department. 


If you are interested in attending the Citizen Police Academy and would like an application, they are available for pick-up at the Hinsdale Police Department or click here. You will also need to fill out this waiver.
If you would like more information on this program, please contact Officer Michael Coughlin at
the Hinsdale Police Department, 630-789-7084 or mcoughlin@villageofhinsdale.org.