Updated: September 26, 2013 6:13AM
The Orland Park Police Department will offer its Citizens Police Academy 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 3 through Oct. 9.
“This is a great way to learn about all that the Orland Park Police Department does within the community,” Mayor Dan McLaughlin said in a news release announcing the academy. “Adults who have an interest in law enforcement or who simply want to know more about the department are invited to register.”
The class is limited to adults age 18 and older. A criminal history review will be conducted on registrants prior to acceptance into the academy.
Police Chief Tim McCarthy said the curriculum includes the functions of the patrol and investigations divisions. Participants will meet officers serving in the traffic unit, DARE Program and schools. The department’s canine unit will conduct a demonstration and students may participate in mock traffic stops along with other simulations.
There is no charge to participate. Registration forms may be downloaded from the village’s website at www.orland-park.il.us.
For information contact Officer Chuck Barth at (708) 364-4736.