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The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is part of the Oak Brook Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing initiative, designed to reduce and prevent crime, improve communication, and maintain a partnership within our community. CPA participants gain a working knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures of the Oak Brook Police Department. There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy.
The ten (10) week program consists of weekly 2 ½ hour sessions, including a graduation ceremony. Sessions have been designed to incorporate lecture and scenario-based formats. Instructors are certified police officers, supervisors, and other department personnel with expertise in various areas. Areas of instruction include Support Services and Community programs, Illinois Vehicle Code, DUI, criminal law, case law, evidence collection, SWAT, defensive tactics, and traffic stops.
Classes begin August 30, 2017 and meet every Wednesday at the Oak Brook Police Department from 6:00pm until 8:30pm for ten weeks. The graduation ceremony will be held during the tenth week, which will include a dinner and graduation certificate. Each graduate is eligible to join the Oak Brook Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (OBCPAA). Alumni members coordinate meaningful and practical projects for our community. Alumni members are also encouraged to volunteer for police-community projects and programs.
Anyone interested must complete the attached application (see the link below) and meet the following criteria:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age
2. Must live, work, or be associated with the Village of Oak Brook
3. Have no felony arrests or misdemeanor convictions
4. A background and criminal check will be conducted
5. The Oak Brook Police Department reserves the right to exclude any applicant from consideration or participation.