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Join the Citizens Police Academy

Posted: Aug. 5, 2022

Applications are available beginning Aug. 8 for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy, a 12-week program designed to give residents a working knowledge of law enforcement and the Tinley Park Police Department.

The program will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 12 to March 30 at the Tinley Park Police Department, 7850 W. 183rd St. The program is free and limited to 25 students per session.

Each block of instruction will provide an in-depth overview of how a particular division of the police department functions. The program will be both informative and educational, allowing students an opportunity to experience actual hands-on training.

Applicants must be age 21 or older and must reside or work in Tinley Park. All applicants will be subject to a background check. Applications are due Oct. 7. To get an application, visit the police department or contact Sgt. Keith Sullivan at (708) 444-5300 or