EPD-U, the new Citizens Police Academy

Welcome to the new Citizens Police Academy, EPD-U. We have changed our classroom approach to the academy. Rather than ask students to commit to multiple weeks in succession, we are offering one class each month for nine months. Registration will be open three weeks before each new class is offered. Those who attend six of the eight sessions during 2020 will be invited to attend the final graduation session in October, which will include shooting on the EPD range and using the shoot/don't shoot scenario simulator. Graduates will also be eligible to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and continue their involvement with further education and volunteer opportunities.

We are excited to offer this new opportunity and hope our community will make EPD-U a success! 

Questions? Contact Christy Schmidt at 847-289-2588, or send her an email


Registration for February is full

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 

Register prior to 2/14/20

6:30-9 p.m.

Elgin Police Department Training Room

Welcome from Chief Lalley

EPD Overview

Tour of Facility

Classes will be held the third week of each month. The day of the week will be determined after the first session in February.

Tuition: FREE

Month Class Topic
February Meet the Chief, EPD overview and facility tour
March Response to Resistance, Pressure Point and Defensive Tactics
April Patrol Division and Traffic Stop Practical and Scenarios
May Communications and Investigations
June Mock crime scene, CSI, ROPE and Crime Free Housing
July Drugs, Special Investigations Group and Technical Investigation Units
August CCSU, Animal Control, DUI/Field Sobriety
September K9 and SWAT
October Graduation and Range Night for those who have completed 6 of the 8 offered courses