The Lake County Sheriff's Department will hold its next Citizen Police Academy course starting March 7. Interested residents are invited to apply to the program, which will provide a first-hand look at how the office of Sheriff Mark Curran maintains law and order for the residents of Lake County.
The academy is a 10-week program with classes running approximately three hours each on Thursday evenings. The class begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
Instruction is provided by sworn deputies and civilians in their field of expertise and is designed to provide a hands-on experience. Training will take place at the various Sheriff’s Office facilities throughout the county, including the Lake County Courthouse and Lake County Jail located in Waukegan, as well as the Highway Patrol Division located in Libertyville.
Academy students will graduate on May 23.
The Citizen Police Academy is offered free to Lake County residents. Participants must be 21 years of age or older, be of good moral character and have no felony convictions.
Applications are available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Administration Office located at 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan or on the Lake County website. Interested residents must apply by Feb. 15. For further information, call Deputy Roman Buchberger at (847) 377-4211.
— Information provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office.