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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Citizen's Police Academy


The La Grange Park Citizens Police Academy is a FREE 6 week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the La Grange Park Police Department and all the services available.

The goal is to provide for a safer community by utilizing education in order to enhance understanding, increase positive communication, and foster a partnership between the citizens and the Police Department. The Academy is a series of classes, discussions and demonstrations of the operations and divisions of the La Grange Park Police Department. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, fill out an application,  pass a criminal background check, and sign a waiver. Enrollment is open to all, with priority given to La Grange Park residents and those who work in the Village. Class size is limited.

Classes are scheduled for consecutive  Saturdays.  Session I runs from April 2nd through May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Questions should be directed to Officer Chris Dempsey at or call (708) 352-7711 ext. 275. For more information, please visit our Citizens Police Academy page

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