What is the Citizens Police Academy?
The Citizens Police Academy is 10 weeks in length and is free of charge. You will spend those 10 weeks learning about the Niles Police Department and how it functions. There will be hands-on training in evidence, firearms, and patrol. You will be taught by Niles police officers. Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Upon graduation you will receive a diploma and we will enjoy an evening with family and friends and a good meal.
Who can Attend and Why?The Citizens Police Academy is open to Niles residents and owners or employees of businesses within the Village of Niles who are at least 21 years of age. When you have completed the academy you will have a better understanding of what it means to be a police officer and a better understanding of how local law enforcement works. You will also develop a relationship with officers teaching the courses and we hope a better relationship with the Niles Police Department. In doing this we hope that as citizens who work, live and play in Niles, you will help us to reduce crime and help us to solve problems and issues in our village.
The curriculum covers a wide variety of topics including: Department Tour, History of Policing, Organizational Structure, Patrol Procedures , Law , Terrorism, Community Programs, Evidence, Criminal Investigations, Vehicle Stops, Use of Force, Weapons Instruction, Ride Along (voluntary), Traffic Enforcement, Gang Awareness
Mission of the Niles Police DepartmentThe mission of the Niles Police Department is to equally and fairly protect and serve all people within its jurisdiction without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation.
Please read the attached application before you fill it out. Know that you as an applicant will be subject to a background check prior to your acceptance into the program. If you would like to have a rewarding experience and gain a better understanding of law enforcement in the Village of Niles, please apply. We will limit the number of attendees so apply as early as possible. All applications must be submitted by September 2, 2011. The first class will be held on Wednesday night September 7 at 6:30 p.m. and you will be dismissed at 9:30 p.m. The last class will be held on November 9. Graduation will be on November 16. You are expected to attend all classes.
If you would like more information feel free to contact Sergeant Robert Tornabene at 847-588-6505.