Evanston residents can learn the difference between television cop shows and real policing by attending the next Evanston Citizen Police Academy program starting Sept. 3.


Evanston residents can learn the difference between television cop shows and real policing by attending the next Evanston Citizen Police Academy program starting Sept. 3.

This 12-week course will take participants through the critical elements of police work in Evanston, including criminal and juvenile investigations, evidence collection and processing, traffic and accident investigations, police tactics and an interactive mock trial conducted by Cook County assistant state’s attorneys.

Applicants must be Evanston residents, local business owners, employees or students and must be at least 18 years of age.

Classes take place every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Contact Officer Loyce Spells at 847?866?5019 or at lspells@cityofevanston.org for more information.

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