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Applications Accepted for Citizens Police Academy

Post Date:07/02/2018 10:11 AM

News Release


Date: July 2, 2018


Contact: Officer Ed Pluviose, Crystal Lake Police Department

                100 West Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL

     (815) 356-3731

The Crystal Lake Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizen Police Academy that will start on September 6, 2018 and end November 15, 2018. The class will meet on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is an eleven-week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Crystal Lake Police Department. The CPA consists of a series of classes, discussions and demonstrations of the operations of the Crystal Lake Police Department. The goals of the CPA are to broaden citizens’ understanding of the functions of the Crystal Lake Police Department, improve upon communication between the Police Department and those we serve, and form valuable partnerships, all in a cooperative effort to improve upon the safety of our community.

In order to participate, you must be at least 18 years of age, complete the Application and Waiver of Liability located on the City of Crystal Lake Webpage at and pass a criminal background check. You can also retrieve an application in person during normal business hours at the Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake. Preference is given to residents and persons that work in Crystal Lake. Once residents and persons that work in Crystal Lake have been accommodated, anyone else is free to attend. Applications must be received by August 10, 2018, for consideration. Class size will be limited to 20 participants, but not less than 10.  Anyone interested should contact Officer Ed Pluviose at (815) 356-3731 or email at


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