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Citizens' Police Academy

Each year, the Westmont Police Department opens its doors to the community and invites the public to participate in the Citizens' Police Academy (CPA).  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 CPA 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 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), crime scene processing, investigations, patrol operations, mock traffic stops, firearms instruction and much more.

The course approximately runs for nine weeks and ends with a graduation ceremony. Classes are typically held on Wednesday evenings at the Westmont Police Department.

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

Click HERE to fill out the online CPA application.  

For more information, contact Deputy Chief Stephen Thompson at or 630-981-6371.