Citizens' Police Academy


We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Youth Citizen Police Academy

When: June 3 - June 7, 2019
                 9:00AM - 1:30PM - lunch will be provided Monday - Thursday

Where: Schaumburg Police Department
                  1000 W Schaumburg Road

Requirements: Live or attend school in the Village of Schaumburg and be between the ages of 13 - 17

Cost: Free

How: Download and fill out the application and mail or deliver to the Schaumburg Police Department attention Sergeant Karen McCartney.

This program provides an opportunity for students to learn about law enforcement and develop a partnership with the police department. Through this one week academy, students will acquire knowledge through both classroom instruction and an interactive curriculum surrounding the law enforcement profession. The academy is not a boot camp or a program for rebellious teens or youth who have behavioral issues. It provides area youth with a unique learning opportunity with their local police officers. 

All students will receive a certificate of completion and CPR certification. A Youth Citizen Police Academy t-shirt will be provided. On Friday, parents are invited to the Police Department for a graduation ceremony where students will be presented their Academy Certificate, followed by cake and coffee. 


The Citizens’ Police Academy has proven to be a very popular program within our Community Policing efforts. Residents and members of businesses will be given the opportunity to meet and interact on a personal level with many members of the Schaumburg Police Department.

You will be exposed to many facets of law enforcement with class topics that are both interesting and informative. The experience is not limited to classroom lecture alone. You will be given the opportunity to participate in a patrol ride-along, participate in firearms training, practice mock traffic stops and conduct room searches.

We hope you will consider joining us for an upcoming session of the Schaumburg Citizens' Police Academy. We hold a spring and fall session every year. 

  • Each CPA session runs for 10-weeks with classes held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • You need to attend 75 percent of the sessions to be eligible to graduate and join our Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

Through the Citizens' Police Academy, we hope to provide an environment that will help foster relationships between the police and community. It is our desire that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to quality of life issues that face our community. For additional information, contact Paula Diaz via email or at 847.348.7274.

About the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association of Schaumburg

The Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association of Schaumburg (CPAAAS) is an independent, non-profit corporation that is governed by a Board of Directors. The association was formed in 1999 by graduates of the Village of Schaumburg Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of the CPAAAS is to assist and support the Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Police Department in its overall mission. The association promotes awareness through volunteerism. The Association develops and coordinates meaningful and constructive projects for the community. The Association promotes the civic development of its members through educational presentations on law enforcement issues, community concerns, and to enhance the quality of life.