Police Department To Host Citizens' Academy

Police Department To Host Citizens' Academy
Posted on 09/04/2009

The Orland Park Police Department will again host its Citizens' Police Academy, offering an inside perspective into law enforcement in the Village of Orland Park.

"The village's Police Academy is a great way to learn about all that the Orland Park Police Department does within the community," said Trustee Brad O'Halloran, chair of the village's Public Safety Committee. "Adults who have an interest in law enforcement or those who simply want to know more about the department are invited to register," O'Halloran added.

The academy will be held on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 29 through December 1, 2009. The academy, which is limited in size, is open to adults age eighteen and older. A criminal history review will be conducted on registrants prior to acceptance into the academy.

"We're very excited to again offer the academy," said Police Chief Tim McCarthy. "This is a great overview of the department with weekly focuses on our different divisions," the chief added.

The 2009 academy curriculum includes the functions of the department's Patrol and Investigations Divisions. Participants will meet officers serving in the Traffic Unit, DARE Program and schools. The department's K-9 unit will conduct a demonstration and students may participate in mock traffic stops along with other simulations.

There is no charge to participate and completed registration forms are due to the department by September 22, 2009. For more information, contact Officer Chuck Barth at 708/364-4736.