By Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department is planning to give interested residents a weekly taste of what being a police officer is like through its Citizen’s Police Academy.
The class, which hasn’t been available in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is returning on January 19 with its first class. The 10-week free program is scheduled for every Wednesday night from January 19 through March 23. The classes run from 7–9:30 p.m. and are held at the Lansing Police Department.
A flyer for the program from LPD says nightly topics will include “Crime scene processing, criminal law and procedure, and more.”
Past classes have also incorporated topics such as traffic stops, housing programs, and LPD’s K9 program.
Sergeant Scott Butler said on December 29 that roughly 10 spots were left for interested citizens. Lansing residents can call Sgt. Butler at 708-895-7163 to sign up or visit villageoflansing.org to sign up online.
The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 170th Street.
- 27 citizens graduate from 2019 Citizens Police Academy (March 2019)
- Sample learnings from the 2019 Citizens Police Academy (March 2019)
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first hand how our police department operates. You will not be sprry you took the time.
I was a member of the last police citizen class. So worth it! Interesting, informative and helpful. Really lets you get a view of what policemen and women have to deal with.
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