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This course is designed to give residents the opportunity to learn about police work in general and issues that face Law Enforcement efforts in the Village of Hinsdale. The Academy is hosted at the Hinsdale Police Station and meets once a week for 10 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.

During this 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 check our upcoming events and/or contact Officer Mike Coughlin at 630-789-7082 or email.   Applications and Waivers are also availible for pick-up at the Hinsdale Police Department. 

DSCPictured above: 2014 Citizens Police Academy