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You’ve Seen Police Dramas on TV, Now Experience the Real Thing

Applications Due March 8; Classes Meet March 15 to May 31


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to collect fingerprints from a crime scene or be a part of a SWAT team? The St. Charles Citizen Police Academy is your chance to try your hand at all different aspects of law enforcement and crime prevention.

The course offers a unique opportunity to interact with members of the Police Department and a get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Department operates.

The Academy will meet Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. between March 15 and May 31. Each session lasts 2-3 hours and includes classroom discussions as well as hand-on demonstrations. Sessions are held in the St. Charles Police Department Training Room, 211 N. Riverside Ave. The academy is free of charge to all St. Charles residents, business/property owners and their employees, and approved St. Charles high school juniors and seniors.

Pick up an application in the Police Department lobby or download one from the City web site at  Send completed applications to the St. Charles Police Department, care of Officer Jim Burden, 211 N. Riverside Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174 or Applications are due March 8.

For more information, please contact Officer Burden at 630.443.3835 or


created Jan 29, 2018 updated Mar 20, 2018

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