Citizen’s Police Academy

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.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy. Apply below!

2023 CPA Schedule

Applications are due August 15.

Class is held on Wednesdays, September 6 through November 15. 6 – 8:30 p.m. at McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Citizen's Police Academy
Volunteer Eligibility

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. 

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