Thursday, January 19, 2017

Evanston Police Dept's Citizen Police Academy applications due February 3

This in from the Evanston Police Department...

Evanston Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is now accepting applications for its next session, which begins Wednesday, March 1.

The free 13-week program gives participants the opportunity to learn about the world of law enforcement while developing a partnership with the police department. The program's interactive curriculum includes:

    •    Tour of police headquarters;
    •    CSI practices;
    •    Mock trial;
    •    Exercises in self-defense;
    •    Explanation of use-of-force decision making;
    •    and much more.

The program is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and lives or works in Evanston. Classes and discussions take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and are limited to 30 students. The program ends with a graduation ceremony and reception.

For more information, go to online or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, Evanston residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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