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Citizens Police Academy
Each year, the Westmont Police Department invites residents to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. The goal of the program is to provide participants with a better understanding of the daily operations of the Police Department and to increase police community rapport.

The Academy offers an interactive, behind-the-scenes look into the different aspects of law enforcement. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of Police work including SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), accident investigation, crime scene processing, gangs, investigations, patrol functions, DUI, mock traffic stops, and many other interesting police functions.

The course usually runs for 9 weeks and ends with a graduation ceremony. Classes are typically held evenings at the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Avenue.

Participants in the Citizens Police Academy must be 18 years of age or older, live, work or be associated with Westmont. Participants must not have a prior felony arrests/conviction. Background and criminal history checks will be conducted on all applicants. The Police Department reserves the right to deny any applicant. There is no charge to participate.

For more information regarding these programs, contact Deputy Chief Ross Brenza at or 630-981-6323.