About the Program
The Citizen’s Police Academy 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 in becoming a participant in the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program.