EPD-U, the new approach to ENGAGING

EPD University (EPD-U)

In 2020 we began a new approach to our classes for the Elgin community. We decided that for courses such as the regular Citizens Police Academy and Community Emergency Response Team training, we would offer classes once monthly instead of several weeks in succession. Our first class in February filled up almost immediately. Most of these students committed to all eight course offerings; therefore, they are considered our "full-time" students. 

Because there is such an interest in this approach, we have decided to offer "part-time" opportunities. Each month the same class offered to the full-timers will also be hosted for people who see that the topic for the month is of interest to them. Registration will open 3-4 weeks before the class begins and the opening will be posted on Facebook, as well as reflected on this webpage. If our "part-time" students complete six of the eight "a la carte" sessions, they, too, are eligible to graduate in October, which will include shooting on the EPD range and using the shoot/don’t shoot scenario simulator. Graduates will also be invited to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and continue their involvement with further education and volunteer opportunities.

We are excited to offer this new way of engaging and we hope our community will make EPD-U a success! 

Please check back after July 13 for updated information as we work to reschedule classes after COVID Phase 3. 
Course Date/TIme Class Registration
February Wed 2/17 - 6:30 p.m. (full) Meet the Chief, EPD overview and facility tour Class full
Sat 3/14 9 a.m.-Noon Police Officer Recruitment & Information Open House Canceled
Recruiting Sat 3/21 12 -2 p.m. Women in Law Enforcement Recruiting Open House Canceled
CPA-P03 Tue 3/24 - 6:30 p.m. Response to Resistance, Pressure Point and Defensive Tactics Postponed
CERT-F01 Mon 3/30 - 6 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - certification tract Postponed
Date TBD Patrol Division and Traffic Stop Practical and Scenarios Coming soon
WSD Sat Apr 18 9 a.m.-Noon Women's Self Defense  On hold
WSD Sat Apr 18 1-4 p.m. Women's Self Defense On hold
CERT-F02 Mon 4/20 - 6 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 On hold
EXPLR Wed Apr 22- 6 p.m. Police Explorer Post 1445 Recruiting Open House Postponed
Date TBD Communications and Investigations Coming soon
SCAMS May 28 Cyber Scam Awareness - Live Webinar (online) Register
Recruiting Sat May 23 9 a.m. Recruiting Open House Canceled
Date TBD Mock crime scene, CSI, ROPE and Crime Free Housing Coming soon
CERT-F03 Monday 6/1 - 6 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 On hold
Recruiting Sat 6/20 12 p.m. Women in Law Enforcement Open House - Live Webinar (online) Register
CERT-F04 Monday 6/29 - 6 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - Disaster Psychology On hold
Date TBD Drugs, Special Investigations Group and Technical Investigation Units Coming soon
CERT-F05 Date TBD Community Emergency Response Team - Fire Safety Awareness On hold
Date TBD CCSU, Animal Control, DUI/Field Sobriety Coming soon
CERT-F06 Date TBD Community Emergency Response Team - Active Shooter training On hold
Date TBD K9 and SWAT  
October CPA Date TBD Graduation and Range Night for ONLY those who have completed 6 of the 8 offered CPA courses  Not required
CERT-F07 Thurs 10/1 - 6 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - Light Search/Rescue On hold
CERT-F08 Sat 10/24 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team - Mock Disaster & Graduation On hold