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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Westmont Police Department Schedules Community Outreach Programs

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: August 8, 2023

The Westmont Police Department will be offering two community outreach programs, each with the goal of creating positive interactions with the public and sharing information regarding the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement.  Sign-up for these classes has begun.  Class sizes are limited.

The 2023 Westmont Citizens’ Police Academy program is an eight-week course that will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. from September 27 through November 15. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or be associated with Westmont.


Additionally, the Police Department will host a Jr. Citizens’ Police Academy from September 28 to November 2.  This six-week course will be held on Thursday evenings.  Class times will generally be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., but will be confirmed at a later date.  Participants must be 12-to-15 years old and live in Westmont or attend a school in Westmont.


Additional details are included on the sign-up form.  For more information regarding the Jr. Citizen’s Police Academy, please contact Police Detective Jeremy Durst at  For further info pertaining to the adult academy program, please contact Deputy Police Chief Brian Gruen at


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