Citizens Police Academy

The Lockport Police Department is now accepting applications for our 10th annual citizen’s police academy course.  It is a free program that is offered every fall season.  The class meets every Monday evening at the Lockport Police Department headquarters.  There will be twelve sessions of instruction by our police officers.  

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.  

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 Rd, Lockport, IL 60441; or download this PDF form.   If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of the program Officer Jeren Szmergalski #18 at (815) 838-2132 or by email The start date of the academy will be announced at a later date.