Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is a program to give the public a working knowledge of the Lockport Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive; each week different units within the department are covered. The slogan of the Citizen Police Academy is, "Understanding through Education." The goal is to educate the public about the Lockport Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.

This free program is offered every fall. The class meets every Monday evening at the Lockport Police Department headquarters. There will be twelve sessions of instruction by our police officers.

We hope the graduates of the Citizen Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the police department operates and will encourage friends, co-workers, and families to join the Lockport Police Department in this rewarding program.

You can obtain an application at the Lockport Police Department, located at 1212 S. Farrell Road, Lockport, IL 60441; or  download the Citizens Police Academy Application Form. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of the program Officer Jeren Szmergalski #18 at (815) 838-2132 or email Officer Szmergalski. The start date of the academy will be announced at a later date.