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Space Still Available for Oswego Citizens Police Academy

Dec 07, 2015 08:20AM ● Published by Steven Jack

The current Oswego Police station was built in 1991. (Photo courtesy village of Oswego Tourism Department Flickr)

The Oswego Police Department still has space available for its next Citizens Police Academy tentatively beginning Feb. 3, 2016. 

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will run for 13 weeks in the Community Room at the Oswego Law Enforcement Center. Class size will have a minimum of 12 participants, with a maximum of 20. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age, reside in, own property, or operate a business within the Village.

During class, students will learn various functions and duties of the Police Department and its officers. Some of the topics include: Patrol, Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, DUI Enforcement and Criminal Law. Open dialogue and questions are encouraged in the classroom. 

Students may also participate in practicals, which allow the class to step into the role of the officer in various situations. Graduates of the class are eligible to join the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni.

This class is designed to promote better communication between Village citizens and the Police Department by fostering a better understanding of the needs of Law Enforcement and the community. An application may be picked up at the Oswego Police Department or completed on-line at www.oswegopoliceil.org.

The application deadline for the February class will be Jan. 22.

Those with questions, may call Officer Stephen Bailey at 630-551-7364 or Deputy Chief Nick Sikora at 630-551-7300.

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