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Posted on: August 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lombard Police invite residents to participate in Citizens Police Academy

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The Lombard Police Department remains committed to providing community members with the highest levels of transparency. Residents interested in learning about the Lombard Police Department are encouraged to sign up for one of the upcoming public programs.

2020 Citizens Police Academy Program

The Lombard Police Department invites citizens living or working in Lombard to participate in its 30th Citizen’s Police Academy, beginning September 8, 2020. The academy provides an understanding of modern police procedures and the challenges officers face.

The program provides a free opportunity for citizens to meet members of the Lombard Police force, while gaining a hands-on experience of police work. Classes will be taught by Lombard officers and cover topics including traffic stops, recruitment and hiring, search and seizure laws, defensive tactics training, police dog protocols and training, as well as other hands-on instruction. The free classes will take place Tuesday nights, 7- 9:30 p.m., over a ten-week period.

Applications are available for printing online at, and are available for pick up at Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing will be in place. Citizens may contact Jennifer Wetzel at (630) 873-4462 with any questions.

One-Day Citizens Police Academy

The Lombard Police Department is inviting a limited number of citizens to a one-day, Lombard Police Citizens Police Academy. This event is being held in order to help foster relationships and connect with community members interested in learning about the Lombard Police Department. The one-day Citizens Police Academy is designed for interested residents who cannot attend the full 2020 Citizens Police Academy Program. The date for this event has not yet been finalized due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information on this program as it becomes available, contact the Lombard Police Department directly at (630)873-4400.

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