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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204

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Citizens Police Academy

The City of Carbondale Police Department offers the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) for those wanting to get a first-hand look at the work the officers perform on a daily basis. The CPA is designed to develop positive relationships with the police and the community through education. Participants will gain an appreciation of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement.

The Academy is divided into two classes: Basic and Advanced. Each class consists of five sessions. The Basic Academy focuses on an overview of the police department's organization, low level patrol tactics, traffic stops, an introduction to investigations and crime scenes. 

The Advanced Academy consists of higher level patrol tactics, traffic stops, an overview of the Bomb Squad, firearms familiarization and a court proceedings presentation. This class is open to those who have completed the Basic class or prior Advanced graduates. 

The Police Department has offered the Citizens Police Academy since 1994. Since its conception, there have been more than 500 graduates, making it one of the most popular programs offered by the Police Department.

The CPA is free and open to anyone over the age of 18. 

For more information, contact:

Officer Randy Mathis
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 457-3200 ext. 402

Applications can be picked up at the Carbondale Police Department or downloaded online.


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