Press Release- Citizens Police Academy Applications Available

7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its 10-week Citizens Police Academy (CPA).  The class will run every Tuesday starting September 7, 2021, with graduation set for November 16, 2021.  Classes will be held weekly from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Training Division. 


The CPA consists of a series of classes, 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 in 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 an application, 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 Citizens Police Academy is offered free of charge.


Participants who successfully complete the CPA will have the opportunity to apply to become a member of 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 16, 2021.


Anyone with questions can contact the Community Relations Division at (815) 338-2064 or email  



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