Citizen Police Academy


The Spring Citizen Police Academy will begin March 4, 2020 and will be held for 10 weeks. 

Applications are currently being accepted through Feb. 26, 2020.

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

The Citizen 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 Citizen 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 Citizen 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 Citizen 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 Citizen 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.