Citizens Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy


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 9, 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.

Class size will be limited due to social distancing guidelines. Participants who successfully complete the CPA will have the opportunity to apply in becoming a participant in the Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program.  Applications can be downloaded from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office webpage at www.mchenrysheriff.org Applications must be submitted in person or by email to the Sheriff's Office by Friday, August 20th, 2021.

Return completed applications in person to the front desk at the Sheriff's Office, or scan and email them to kebyrnes@mchenrycountyil.gov  

Download the Citizens Police Academy Application Here

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