Citizen's Police Academy
The Citizen's Police Academy is a 12-week program that will allow Channahon residents to get a first-hand view of situations police officers are faced with on a daily basis. Residents can also expect to get a hands-on experience in a variety of law enforcement topics taught by members of the police department. The Academy will start on September 6, 2023 and meet on every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. until November 22, 2023, which will be graduation day.
The goal of the Citizen's Police Academy is to allow the Channahon Police Department to develop a better working relationship with the community it serves and give the community an opportunity to learn more about its police department.
This year's topics include:
- K9 Demonstration
- Mock Trial
- Taser/Less-lethal Demonstration
- Felony Stops/Stop Sticks
- Drone Demonstration
- First Aid/Bleeding Control
- Building Searches
- and much more!
Participants are given the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol officer. Officer Adam Nelli, a four-year veteran of the department, will be the class coordinator.
Program information and applications can be accessed and filled out in a variety of ways:
- Complete the online application here (link) or via the form below
- Download and complete a PDF application (link) and return to the Channahon Police Department
- Pick up a physical application at the Channahon Police Department (24555 S. Navajo Drive)
Channahon residency is not required, however Channahon residents will get first priority during the application process. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
If you have questions or need additional information, please call 815-467-2112 or email Officer Nelli at firstname.lastname@example.org (link).