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
  • DUI
  • 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:

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 (link).

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Citizens Police Academy Application Form

  1. Village of Channahon official letterhead. Reads: Village of Channahon. Image: Channahon logo.
  2. First and Last

  3. Month-Date-Year

  4. City, State, Zip

  5. Have you ever been arrested?*
  6. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    The Channahon Citizens Police Academy is open to anybody 18 years of age or older. Channahon residents get first priority. Your signature authorizes the Channahon Police Department to conduct a background investigation and waives liability against the Channahon Police Department and its members. The Channahon Police Department reserves the right to deny entry or seek removal from the program as deemed necessary.

    The information provided through the Village of Channahon Citizens Police Academy is not a substitute for legal or other professional advice where the facts and circumstances warrant. If any participant requires legal advice or professional assistance, they should always consult their legal or other professional advisor and discuss the facts and circumstances that apply.

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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  9. This field is not part of the form submission.