Citizen Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy 2017

What It Is

The Flossmoor Citizen Policy Academy, in the spirit of community oriented policing, is designed to assist residents of Flossmoor to understand how their police department works.

The Flossmoor Citizen Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the police department. It consists of a series of classes held 1 night a week for a 3-hour duration.

Classes are taught by our own police officers in their various areas of expertise. To ensure a valuable learning experience, class sizes are limited. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.

What It Is Not

The Flossmoor Citizen Police Academy is not designed to make applicants certified police officers. The classes are of an informative nature and are not intended to provide graduates with police authority to act as police officers.

Topics Included

  • Accident Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Department's Fire Range
  • Drug Identification
  • Juvenile Law
  • Shoot and Don't Shoot Scenarios
  • Tour of the Police Department
  • Traffic Laws and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement
  • Use of Force/Arrest Procedures

Fill out an online application to attend our next  Citizen Police Academy. Graduates will be offered opportunities to participate in department events and ride along on patrol with police officers.


  • Ability to attend a minimum of 10 sessions
  • Live or work in the Village of Flossmoor
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  •  No felony convictions
  •  No misdemeanor convictions within 1 year of application
  • Pass background investigation

Flossmoor Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association

Graduates are encouraged to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. This will give graduates the opportunity for continue an interactive association with the police department and service the Flossmoor community at special events and activities. Learn more about the Association on their website.