Updated: January 22, 2013 6:17AM
The Aurora Police Department is accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy which will run for 10 consecutive Thursdays, beginning Feb. 7.
The academy allows Aurora residents and business owners the chance to learn how the police department and its officers function on a daily basis. Among the topics: the difference between criminal and civil law, gang and drug awareness, investigations, and juvenile law. Participants also engage in practical exercises that cover building searches, crime scene processing, and traffic stops.
The class is taught by Aurora officers. The academy is free.
Classes meet every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail. Interested applicants must submit to a background check, so pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 21. They must live or work in the City of Aurora; or own property within the city limits.
Applications available on the police department tab at www.aurora-il.org or by calling 630-256-5342. Deadline to register is Jan. 18.