Annual Citizen Police Academy Open for Registration

Annual Citizen Police Academy Open for Registration
Posted on 09/17/2019

Annual Citizen Police Academy Open for Registration

 

Annual Academy to be Held October 12 at the Orland Park Police Station

 

ORLAND PARK, IL (September 6, 2019) The Orland Park Police Department annually hosts a Citizens’ Police Academy, offering an inside perspective into law enforcement within the Village of Orland Park. This year’s Citizen’s Police Academy will be held on Saturday, October 12.

 

"Orland Park's Citizen Police Academy is a great opportunity for those interested in careers in law enforcement and it's also a great program for anyone who wants to learn more about the Orland Park Police Department," said Trustee Cindy Katsenes, chair of the village's Public Safety Committee.

 

The Academy curriculum includes the functions of the department’s Patrol and Investigations Divisions. Participants meet officers serving in the Traffic Unit, DARE Program and schools. The department’s K-9 Unit conducts a demonstration and participants may participate in mock traffic stops along with other simulations.

 

"Every year, the Orland Park Police Department invites local adults to participate in our citizens' academy to give an inside perspective into local law enforcement," said Chief Tim McCarthy. "This is an excellent way to  learn about the  daily responsibilities of the  police department and its members."

 

The class is limited in size and is open to adults age 18 and older. A criminal history review will be conducted on each registrant prior to acceptance into the academy.


"The police academy is another great community program offered by the Orland Park Police Department," Katsenes added. "We are truly grateful for these opportunities for our men and women in blue to show our citizens all that they do."

 

The one-day class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orland Park Police Department, 15100 S. Ravinia Avenue. There is no charge for the class and lunch will be provided.

 

"Most people don't realize how many programs the Orland Park Police Department offers and all that's involved with keeping our community safe," Katsenes said.

 

Registration forms can be downloaded and printed from the village's website at www.orlandpark.org/services/police/become-a-citizen-officer.

 

For more information, call Sgt. Wayne Lee at 708/349-8116.

 

 

 

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