Citizen's Police Academy

Deerfield Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy 

Engaging and Educating the Community

The Citizen’s Police Academy is an eight-week program designed to enhance communication between the police department and the community. Participants are instructed in a variety of law enforcement topics by officers who specialize in those areas. In addition, participants have the option of riding with an officer on patrol and participating in hands on activities. 

Fall 2023 Session

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Police Department. The eight-week session will start September 13 and run through November 8. The session will be limited to ten participants to help facilitate good discussions. Register HERE. Registration closes September 1 at 9:00 PM.

The Academy is FREE to attend! 

Who Can Attend 

The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to anyone who: 

  • Is 18 years of age or older 
  • Lives or works in Deerfield 

A background check is completed on all applicants. The Deerfield Police Department reserves the right to deny enrollment for any reason. 

Subjects Covered 

Over twenty topics are covered in the class including: 

  • Hiring and Training of Officers
  • DUI and Traffic Enforcement 
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (SWAT)
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Patrol Duties 
  • Department Administration

    And much more 


CLICK HERE to register. Contact Sergeant Brad Tokarz with questions or for more information. Registration closes September 1.