North Chicago announces upcoming Citizens Police Academy

The City of North Chicago is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for an upcoming class of the highly acclaimed Citizens Police Academy.

The Citizens Police Academy is an eleven week program open to North Chicago residents and is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the North Chicago Police Department. There is no cost to attend, but class size is limited to 20 students.

The Academy is scheduled to begin Thursday, September 10 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes meet once each week on Thursday evenings. Citizens Academy classes include an interesting mix of classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities including patrol procedures, criminal investigations, evidence technician duties and more.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, September 4. For more information, and to download an application, please visit

About North Chicago

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, North Chicago is home to the only training center for United States Navy recruits. With the involvement of its citizens, the city provides effective and responsive municipal services to a population of 32,574.  Nearly 300,000 people visit the city each year to attend Navy recruit graduations, visit the world renowned Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Pharmaceutical Company, receive treatment from the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, attend medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, and visit other places, making it one of the busiest destinations in Lake County, Illinois.

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