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Still Time to Register—Police Academy Begins March 1

Area police departments are offering residents an inside look at how they work, from traffic stops and crime scenes to the county court and jail. A citizen's police academy will run this spring for free to the public.

Area police departments are offering residents an inside look at how they work, from traffic stops and crime scenes to the county court and jail.

The Will County Sheriff's Department—along with police from New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort—will run a citizen's police academy this spring. The course is free to attend and will run every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., starting March 1 and ending May 17 at .

Participants must be 18 or older. The 12-week course will include educational presentations about traffic stops, processing crime scenes, K-9 units, the criminal justice system and more, and will also include tours of the county coroner's office and Will County Jail.

You can view the application attached as a PDF on this article or download it from the sheriff's department website. After completing the form, email it officer Aurena Davis (adavis@newlenox.net) or Sgt. Mike Mackay (mmackay@willcosheriff.org).

For additional information, contact:

  • Sgt. Mike Mackay, : 815-727-5296
  • Officer Aurena Davis, : 815-462-6100
  • Officer Leanne Bende, : 815-469-9435
  • Officer Dennis Boardma, : 708-479-3912

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