Press Release- Citizen’s Police Academy Applications Available

7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its 11-week Citizen's Police Academy (CPA).  The class will run every Wednesday starting September 9, 2020, with graduation set for Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  The CPA consists of a series of classes, discussions, and demonstrations of the various operations and divisions of the Sheriff's Office.


Classes will be held weekly from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Training Division.  The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is monitoring the State regulations as they pertain to COVID-19and will keep this in mind with the 2020 CPA class.


The goal of the CPA is to facilitate an enjoyable, educational, hands-on learning experience of the field of law enforcement while expanding our communities' knowledge of the various services we provide.


To be a participant you must be at least 18 years of age, complete the application paperwork, and pass a criminal background check.Preference is given to those that live in McHenry County. Those who work in McHenry County or are non-residents are also encouraged to apply. The Citizen's Police Academy is offered free of charge.  Class size will be limited due to social distancing guidelines.


Participants successfully completing the CPA will have the opportunity to apply if interested in becoming a participant in the Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program.  Applications can be downloaded from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office webpage at Applications must be submitted in person or by email to the Sheriff's Office by Friday, August 14, 2020.


Anyone with questions can contact the Community Relations Division at (815) 338-2144 or email   


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