PRINCETON — On April 2, the Princeton Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy will again be open to residents of Princeton 21 years or older, who are interested in learning more abut how their police department operates and the policing challenges facing the city.
The class will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday for a 10-week course. The curriculum has been designed to be informative as well as beneficial, and will be presented in a manner that is enjoyable for everyone who attends.
Participants will learn different aspects of the police department, including a tour of the police station, a K-9 demonstration, criminal justice systems, community policing, crime scene techniques, a ride-along with a uniformed officer and much more.
The instructors of the Academy are Princeton Police officers and other members of the criminal justice system. The goal of the Academy is to nurture a growing pool of responsible, well-informed citizens with the potential to influence public opinion about police practices and services.
The class will be limited to 20 students. Applications should be turned in as soon as possible as the class fill up quickly.
For more information, call Peg Maciejewski at 815-872-2351 or email her at mmaciejewski@princeton-Il.com.