National Citizens Police Academy Association

Promotes the professional development of information, instruction, guidance and assistance to public safety agencies and citizens involved or interested in the Citizens Police Academy concept.

Joe Rosner, director of Best Defense of Illinois.

Joe Rosner

Joe Rosner is the director of Best Defense of Illinois, and the author of The Real Estate Safety Book and Street Smarts and Self Defense for Children. He is a highly regarded speaker and writer on the subject of personal and self-defense for children, realtors, home health professionals, and others. Joe has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Realtor Magazine, and other publications as well as on numerous radio and TV programs. His credentials include multiple black belts, military, law enforcement, and bodyguard experience, as well as growing up on the south side of Chicago. Joe is available as a speaker for Citizen Police Academy and alumni association classes. He and his wife make their home in rural McHenry County, Illinois.

On the Job book cover.

Daniel P. Smith

In 2008, Daniel P. Smith’s debut work On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department was released by Chicago’s Lake Claremont Press. From WGN to NPR, the book quickly earned acclaim for its introspective look at Chicago’s officers and the human side of law enforcement work. Smith soon took to the road, speaking to various groups about the project, including Citizen Police Academy groups in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Colorado. Believing in CPA groups, their value and purpose, Smith brings his compelling, story-filled presentation to CPAs throughout the country free of charge, and is open to speaking to your alumni groups or serving as an academy class guest presenter.