Press Release- Citizen’s Police Academy Applications Available

6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for its 11-week Citizen's Police Academy (CPA).  Classes will run in 3-hour blocks, from 6-9 PM, on Wednesdays, starting September 5, 2018, with graduation set for Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Successful participants will need to attend all sessions.

 The CPA consists of a series of discussions and demonstrations of the various operations and divisions of the Sheriff's Office.  The goal of the CPA is to facilitate an enjoyable, educational, hands-on learning experience on the various services we provide.

 To be a participant applicants must be at least 18 years of age, pass a criminal background check, and sign the waiver/ hold harmless agreement. Preference is given to those that live or work within McHenry County. Once those applicants have been accommodated, applicants from other counties may be considered. The Citizen's Police Academy is offered free of charge.

 Class size will be limited to 22 students.  A minimum of 10 students will be required to hold the Academy.  Participants successfully completing the CPA will have the opportunity to apply, if interested, to the Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program.  Applications can be downloaded from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office webpage at  Applications must be postmarked or submitted in person to the Sheriff's Office by Friday, July 27, 2018.






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