Citizens Police Academy


week_5_CPA_Forensics_1Are you interested in getting an up-close look at what police do? The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program, one block of instruction per week, designed to give participants an understanding of the operation of the Morton Grove Police Department and a working knowledge of what law enforcement is all about. The academy classes are held once a week, every Tuesday, and are approximately 2 hours in duration. The classes will be held from March 21st, 2017-May 23rd , 2017 from approximately 6:30pm-830pm and class size will be limited to 20 students, so register early.  There is no cost for residents to participate.

Each class will provide an overview of various areas of law enforcement. Classes will be given on the following topics:

  • History of The Morton Grove Police Department
  • Qualifications/hiring process
  • Communications
  • Laws of arrest, search, and Seizure
  • Patrol Functions, DUI enforcement
  • Traffic enforcement practicals
  • Investigations
  • Gang/Drug Information
  • Presentation and hands on evidence processing experience
  • Optional Ride-a-long
  • Crime Prevention
  • Gun Laws/Safety, practice shooting
  • Information on special units (N.I.P.A.S., Mobil Field Force unit)

The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony and each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

To Apply to the Citizens Police Academy
If you are interested in applying for Citizen Police Academy you can pick up an application at the Morton Grove Police Department, email us, or download it online through the Village of Morton Grove website on the Morton Grove Police Department’s page or the Citizens Police Academy page. Please return all applications to the Morton Grove Police Department to Officer Lietz or Officer Tabor by February 20th, 2017. You will be notified if you are selected to participate in the Morton Grove Citizens Police Academy approximately two weeks prior to class starting.

For any questions or further information please feel free to contact our Community Liaison Officers, Officer Lietz ( and Officer Tabor ( at 847-470-5200.

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