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Applications open for Citizen Police Academy

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The Evanston Police Department is accepting applications for the spring session of the popular Citizen Police Academy, which runs from March 1 through May 17.

The free program gives participants a closer look at policing as it relates to Evanston and has been found to be particularly useful to persons interested in a career in law enforcement as well as for residents who would like to be more civically engaged.

The academy, established in 1995, meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Its programs consist of lectures and discussions that provide an in-depth view into various areas of law enforcement. 

Upon completion of the course, graduates receive a diploma, academy jacket, and a class photo. In addition, graduates will be encouraged to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. 

An application and further details are available on the city’s website.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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