What is the Citizen's Police Academy?
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a community program designed to enhance and promote citizen understanding and awareness of the Elgin Police Department and its role in the community. The 24 hour course includes an introduction to the police facility and equipment, the criminal justice system, crime scene investigations, police weapons training, the use of force continuum, traffic stops, drug and DUI enforcement, the surveillance team, investigation, and ride-alongs with a police officer. Citizens who have attended the program in the past say that participation in the program has given them a greater understanding and appreciation of the difficulty a police officer encounters in his daily tasks. This unique program does not induct citizens into the police force; rather, the objective of the course is to provide citizens with a general knowledge of the Elgin Police function. Participants must be at least 18 years old and cannot have a criminal history. Citizens meeting this criteria can register to participate in the program which is held twice annually during the spring and fall. For more information, or to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy, contact the Elgin Police Department Community Relations Division at 151 Douglas Avenue, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, or call them at 847-289-2530. Citizen's Police Academy

Show All Answers

1. Where can I find general information about the Elgin Police Department?
2. What happens with an abandoned vehicle?
3. What is Elgin's bicycle registration policy?
4. What do I do if I suspect there is a child abuse situation?
5. What is the Citizen's Police Academy?
6. What Community Relations/Crime Prevention programs are there?
7. What is the Crime-Free Housing Unit?
8. How can Crime Prevention help a business?
9. What does Elgin do about curfew violations?
10. How can I get information about domestic violence?
11. What is the city's door-to-door solicitor policy?
12. How do I file a drug or gang activity complaint?
13. Does Elgin charge for false alarm responses?
14. What are some home safety tips?
15. What can I do about illegally parked vehicles?
16. How do I report a missing person?
17. What happens if I receive a moving violation?
18. What is the Neighborhood Watch program?
19. What happens with reported noise violations?
20. How do I obtain a police record or report?
21. Does the city monitor overweight vehicles?
22. What information is available about parking violations?
23. What personal safety tips do you offer?
24. What are police chaplains for?
25. What information should be provided in a police emergency?
26. How may I schedule a police department tour?
27. How can I schedule a ride-along?
28. Do I need my vehicle's title and registration?
29. Does the department offer vacation house watch services?
30. Do you offer victim services?
31. Does Elgin have a women's safehouse?