32nd Citizen’s Police Academy

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — People who are interested in learning more about law enforcement can take part in Citizen’s Police Academy.

In its 32nd year, the academy helps people better understand police work.

The class covers crime prevention, community-based policing, drugs, gangs, firearms orientation, plus much more, including a tour of the Champaign County Jail and patrol ride-along.

The agencies involved also seek feedback from those who take part. Where you live determines which agency you contact to register. 

Citizen Police Academy
10 Thursday nights, 6 – 9 pm
Starts April 19
Police Training Institute
1004 South Fourth Street, Champaign

University of Illinois Police Department 
Lt. Joan Fiesta
333 – 1216
 
Champaign Police Department 
LaEisha Meaderds 
403 – 6987
 
Urbana Police Department 
Cassie Heldman
384 – 2334
 
Rantoul Police Department 
893 – 0989
 
Champaign County Sheriff’s Office
Teresa Schleinz 
384 – 1205
 
Parkland 
William Colbrook 
351 – 2369
 
Mahomet Police Department 
Chief Mike Metzler
586 – 5533
 
333 – 7788

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