Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Once a year Genoa Township Police invites residents to experience the duties of law enforcement as a member of the Citizen Police Academy.  The cohort meets for two hours once each week for 10 weeks to explore topics such as patrol procedures, community policing, live-fire exercises (including "Taser", handguns, shotguns and rifles) introduction to narcotics, and O.V.I. testing.

Those interested in participating in this free program must be a minimum of 18 years old, complete an application, and pass a background check to be considered.  A call for applications is made each January with classes starting in March.

After graduating, participants may opt to stay involved with the Department through the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

Citizen academy at shooting range