Newsletters

A quarterly publication that is both informative and professional in appearance, keeping members current on upcoming training opportunities, trends, and new developments that specifically affect Citizens Police Academy coordinators, instructors, and alumni association members or volunteers.

Newsletter cover September 2017.

September 2017

National Night Out in Illinois

Wauconda’s Inaugural National Night Out 2017

Tinley Park National Night Out 2017

Vernon Hills NNO 2017

October Is Crime Prevention Month

In the Spotlight… Nine Law Enforcement Agencies Partnered with McDonald’s on Summer Safety Initiative

Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless… but because they are priceless!

Dick Tracy Cartoonist — Richard E. “Dick” Locher

Construction Well Underway On National Law Enforcement Museum

Wauconda Officer Saves Motorist from Burning Vehicle

Harden the Target… help homeowners avoid burglaries and offer up these strategies

Tinley Park 2017 CPA Graduates

Tinley Park Alumni Support Their Police Department

Fire Prevention Week — October 8 to 14, 2017

ButterBurgers & Badges — Fundraiser for Special Olympics

John “Jack” Keil — Voice Behind McGruff Passes Away at Age 94

Newsletter cover June 2017.

June 2017

There Are Many Reasons People Volunteer… Including Giving Back

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Ways to Encourage Volunteering

In the Spotlight… Carbondale Advanced Citizen Police Academy Graduation

Restaurant Fundraising Ideas

National Night Out 2017

Congratulations to the Illinois 2016 NNO Award Winners

Bartlett Captures Category 4 National Night Out Cup

Dog Walker Watch

Buffalo Grove Raises $5,000+ for Special Olympics Illinois

Carroll County, Maryland, Citizens Police Academy Finale
At graduation, reflecting on law enforcement lessons

Flossmoor Celebrates Citizen Police Academy Graduates

Newsletter cover March 2017.

March 2017

Rosemont Public Safety Academy
Academy students tour backstage areas of village-owned venues, gain new perspective

Learning How Important Police Are… This Kid Gets It!

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at 25
A gift from the American people to the officers who served them so well

National Volunteer Week
honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities

Help USA Troops — One box at a time. Until they all come home!
We Collect and Ship Comfort and Care Items to Deployed Troops
Can YOU Help Us Out?

Tinley Park S.A.L.T./CPA Grads Give to Children Fighting Cancer

Teevans Named Bartlett Police Department’s 2016 Civilian Employee of the Year

Traffic Stops
Anything can happen when you pull someone over on the side of the road… officers found themselves with some unique scenarios in 2016

Kids Have A Blast at Museum’s Forensic Detective Summer Camp

Round Lake Police Department Joins Pink Patch Project

Historic Helicopter Donated to Police Museum
Five lives saved in daring water rescue in the icy Potomac

Nine Tropes of LE Entertainment That Need to Go Away
Talking heads, shows, and books all have annoyed us at one time or another

Newsletter cover December 2016.

December 2016

Vernon Hills Police Department
2016 Spring Citizen’s Police Academy Program… Week by Week

Girl Celebrates Her Birthday With a Sweet Gift for Wheeling Police

New Tinley Park CPA Alumni Already Doing Great Things

More Support for Police… This Time in Mississippi

2016 Illinois TRIAD Conference

PLOWS Council on Aging Annual Awards Luncheon

In The Spotlight: Carpentersville Youth Citizen Police Academy

Newsletter cover September 2016.

September 2016

A Closer Look at the Gurnee CPA
a unique view from the perspective of various attendees each week

8 Tips for Designing/Improving Your Citizen Police Academy

St. Charles Police Department Hosts Fourth Youth Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy: Crime Prevention
Residents play a key role in helping police keep Darien’s streets safe

Mount Prospect Police Department
as community has grown, so has department, service it provides

National Night Out in Illinois

National Night Out Brings Police, Community Together

Jacksonville’s First National Night Out Shows Support for Police

Newsletter cover June 2016.

June 2016

Illinois Police Departments Proudly Celebrate Their Citizen Police Academy Graduates

DeKalb County Citizens Police Academy Returns in 2016 After Short Hiatus

CPA Gives Citizens a Look at Life as a Minooka Police Officer

Volunteers: For Many It’s a Way of Giving Back

Ways To Encourage Volunteering

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

National Night Out 2016

Congratulations to the Illinois 2015 NNO Award Winners

Citizen Police Academies Help Alleviate Public Misconceptions About Police Work

Tinley Park SALT Welcomed Author Daniel Smith as Guest Speaker at March Meeting

Active Shooters — five steps for protecting your business

Wheeling Police Prep for Next Pup
German Shepherd Riggs Introduced to Community

Proud Tradition Continues
Knox latest in long line of Rosemont police K-9s

Newsletter cover March 2016.

March 2016

How Well Does Your Agency Do the Ride-Along?

For Elgin Police Dogs, Work is Just Fun

Buffalo Grove Police Department Comes Through for Flint, Michigan

In the Spotlight… Hoffman Estates CPA Alumni Sponsor Shootz &Ladderz Softball Fundraiser

In the Spotlight… Tinley Park Citizen Police Academy Alums Win Awards

Lake Forest Citizens Police Academy Explores Use of Force

Bartlett Police Climb For A Cause

National Volunteer Week

In the Spotlight… Arlington Heights Citizens Police Academy

A Look Back… Believe It Or Not, Things Have Not Changed Much

E-Mail Best Practices

Wheeling Police K-9 Duke Remembered as Hard Worker

Newsletter cover December 2015.

December 2015

Continuing Ed Classes for Your CPA Graduates

In the Spotlight… Addison PD’s Citizens Police Academy and Senior Citizens Police Academy

Peel’s Nine Principles… Are They Still Relevant?
Yes. Yes they are.

Lights, Camera, ACTION
Police are ready for their close-ups

In the Spotlight… Rolling Meadows Community Comes Together to Support Police Outreach

Top 10 U.S. Cities With Highest Crime Rates

Newsletter cover September 2015.

September 2015

Daylong Salute Held for Fallen Fox Lake Officer

Illinois National Night Out Events

Morton Grove Police Department Hosts First National Night Out

In the Spotlight… Lake Zurich Police Department’s “Blue & You” Event

Happy 35th Birthday, McGruff!

Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business
October is crime prevention month

Upcoming Training Events

In the Spotlight… Elmhurst Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

Holiday Gifts that Give Back

In the Spotlight… La Grange Police Department

Newsletter cover June 2015.

June 2015

Illinois CPAA Members Stage as Unruly Crowd for Officers

Another Citizen Police Academy Graduation for Tinley Park

A Big “Thumbs-Up” from 2015 CPA Graduate

Volunteers: For Many It’s a Way of Giving Back

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Ways to Encourage Volunteering

Cop Runs Marathon in Full Gear for Good Cause

National Night Out 2015

Congratulations to the Illinois 2014 NNO Award Winners

Newsletter cover March 2015.

March 2015

Upcoming Training Events

At What Convenience… 5 tips for staying safe at gas stations and convenience stores

2015 National Citizen Police Academy Association Conference

Unique Opportunity for Coordinators and Alumni

National Volunteer Week

In the Spotlight: Danville Students Given Opportunity to Attend Junior Citizen’s Police Academy

Naperville Police Department Among Those Relying on Volunteers

Guest Speaker Available for CPA and Alumni Association Classes

Pruning Dead Wood from Your Alumni Board

Newsletter cover December 2014.

December 2014

National Crime Prevention Council December Webinars
School Climate and Violence Prevention
Improving Campus Public Safety Racial Diversity Through Effective Communication

Are You Prepared for Winter?

National Crime Prevention Council — Training Event in Ohio
Basic Crime Prevention Skill-Building

Five Tips for Planning Your Next Fundraising Event

Wheeling CPAAA Hosts Luau Dinner Fundraiser

Congratulations to Tinley Park CPA Graduates/Alumni Association Members

Tinley Park CPA Alums Help Promote “Lock It or Lose It”

Guest Speaker Available for CPA and Alumni Association Classes

How To Get Your Alumni Message Out To The Media

Holiday Gifts that Give Back
igive.com

2015 National Citizen Police Academy Association Conference
Lexington, Kentucky
www.nationalcpaa.org

Newsletter cover September 2014.

September 2014

Algonquin Police Chief Inducted into ILETR Hall of Fame

Niles Cops “Top” $5,000 for Special Olympics

Glenview Police Pass Torch for Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Plane Pull for Special Olympics

Police Week by the numb3rs

October is Crime Prevention Month

The Rookie Cop
Boy with heart defect is Buffalo Grove officer for a day

Illinois National Night Out Events

Holiday Gifts that Give Back

For Your Next Fundraiser… choose a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Stephanie Kwolek, American Chemist Who Invented Kevlar

Tollway and ISP District 15 Teamed Up to Keep Kids Safe

In the Spotlight… Arlington Heights Citizen Police Academy

Guest Speaker Available for CPA and Alumni Association Classes

Newsletter cover June 2014.

June 2014

Recognizing Volunteers

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

How To Protect Your Alumni Association’s Tax Exempt Status

Wheeling Deputy Chief Retires

Elgin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

National Crime Prevention Council June Webinar

McGruff the Crime Dog® Partners with CSI

National Night Out 2014

Congratulations to the Illinois 2013 NNO Award Winners

Guest Speaker Available for CPA and Alumni Association Classes

Ever Wonder What a Cop’s Job Looked Like 200 Years Ago?

K-9 Bobo Retires from O’Fallon Police Department

Park Ridge Citizens Patrol Assists During Recycling Day

Newsletter cover March 2014.

March 2014

How to Write a Successful Grant Application

Amid Tight Budgets, Police Rely on Citizen Volunteers More than Ever

Seven Things You Might Not Know about the Web on Its 25th Birthday

Mundelein Hosts Latino Citizen’s Police Academy

Police Departments Relying More on Volunteers

National CPAA Conference

National Volunteer Week

National Crime Prevention Council March Webinar Series

Newsletter cover December 2013.

December 2013

Preserving Community-Oriented Policing in a Recession

Guidelines for Public Speaking

Fundraising Appeal Letters That Raise More Money

Park Ridge Citizens Patrol Celebrates 35 Years of Service

CPAAS Volunteers Assist During 2013 Postal Service Food Drive

Citizens Police Academy Alumni of Romeoville

Residents Get New Look at Law Enforcement with Senior Academy

National Crime Prevention Council January Webinar Series

Newsletter cover September 2013.

September 2013

September Webinar Series from the National Crime Prevention Council

Firearms Safety for a Crimefighter’s Family

Suburban Cook County Celebrations

Bartlett National Night Out, One for the Record Books

Police Volunteers and Ethics

Crime Prevention Month and Halloween

Community Policing is About Engagement, Trust

Law Enforcement Asking Apple to Lend a Hand

Newsletter cover June 2013.

June 2013

Cary Police Officer on Guard for Seniors

Courage, Valor and Sacrifice

Ways to Attract Volunteers and Keep Them Motivated

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Attracting Baby Boomer Volunteers

Assembling a Board of Directors

Leo’s New Game is Perfect for Kids Interested in Police Work

Newsletter cover March 2013.

March 2013

Skokie Police Volunteer, Computer Guru Honored

Rockford Citizens Assisting Police Volunteers Get Recognition

Restaurant Fundraising

National Volunteer Week
Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities, April 21 to April 27, 2013

Jersey Mike’s Welcomes Fundraisers

New York City Police Museum
Out with a new book on the history of the New York City Police

Law Enforcement Fatalities Plunge
Traffic-related accidents were the leading cause of death

Fundraising Essentials
Seven Ways to Tell a Better Story About Your Organization

Newsletter cover December 2012.

December 2012

Park Ridge Citizens Patrol Volunteer Earns Triad Award

Two EDPs Walk into a Denny’s
Cop turns life on the job into a career in stand-up comedy

How to Keep Good Volunteers
Manager Perspectives on Retention

Chamber of Commerce Presents Park Ridge Citizens Patrol with Police Scanner

A Way to Reward Volunteers Making a Difference in Your Community

Volunteers Prevent Crime and Spread Holiday Cheer

Holiday Gifts that Give Back

National Police Museum Scores Eliot Ness Items

11 Things Alumni Associations Can Learn from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Newsletter cover September 2012.

September 2012

Local Target Stores Play a Big Role in National Night Out Events

A Look at Northwest Suburban National Night Out Events

Volunteer Management: A Short Course

A Lighter Shade of Blue: Cop humor written by real cops

National Law Enforcement Museum to Open in 2014

It’s the End of the World… What’s a Public Speaker to Do?

Brookfield CPAAA Hosts Successful Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Contagious Volunteer Leadership: How the Volunteer Administration Instills Vision

A Formula For Success

Newsletter cover June 2012.

June 2012

Illinois Citizen Police Academy Members Enjoy Lake County Field Trip

Citizens on Patrol
Volunteers Help Park Ridge Police Keep Streets Safe

Police Week 2012: We all band together

7 Steps to Your Fundraising Success

Illinois CPAA Members Stage as Unruly Crowd for Officers

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Steps for Preventing Volunteer Burnout

The First Electric Law Enforcement Patrol Vehicle

Niles Retiree Makes Second Career of Volunteering

National Night Out 2012

Newsletter cover March 2012.

March 2012

Niles Volunteers Complete Emergency Response Training

Volunteers Fill In at Taxed Police Departments

Focus on Fundraising
Spring Clean Up — Garage Sale

National Volunteer Week
honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities

How is YOUR Volunteer Retention?

Prospect Heights Recruiting Volunteers to Help Reopen Police Station

Brookfield CPAAA Volunteers Help Keep Kids of All Ages Safe

Laptop Security
What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Speak To Your Audience
Eight Ways To Make Your Listeners Love You

Newsletter cover December 2011.

December 2011

Illinois CPAA Hosts Two-Day Volunteer Program Training Seminar

Chief’s Plan Could Save Officer Lives
He wants to make killing a cop a federal crime.

Volunteer Recognition and Motivation
Tips to Avoid Burnout and Keep Volunteers Inspired

New Law Enforcement Museum
“We did build it, and they did come.”

Social Networking Security
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Mission Focus!
The calm in this economic storm.

Roselle Police Officer Also Drag Racing Champ

Preparing for the Winter Months

Newsletter cover September 2011.

September 2011

The Citizen Police Academy: a proactive, proven avenue to showcase your department, improve community relations, and cultivate support

Answering Basic Fundraising Questions

National Night Out Celebrations in Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights

The Perfect Storm is Coming

Rise in Law Enforcement Deaths Continues During First Half of 2011: Firearms Related Deaths Reach 20-Year High

Your PowerPoint® Presentation Doesn’t Have To Suck

Newsletter cover June 2011.

June 2011

Illinois CPAA Members Stage as Unruly Crowd for Officers

California Citizens’ Academy Puts Civilians in the OIS Hot Seat

Schaumburg Police Department Awarded for Youth Program

First American Bank Continues Series of Communications Discussing Fraud

Illinois CPAA Hosts Successful Training Seminar

National Night Out 2011: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

National Organization Develops Standards for Excellence in Crime Prevention

Volunteer Coordinators: The Pivotal Point for Volunteer Management Success

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

How PowerPoint Kills Learning: It Is Not Justifiable Homicide

Getting More Miles from a Tank of Gas

Newsleter cover March 2011.

March 2011

An Invitation from the NIPAS Mobile Field Force Team

A Trainer’s Guide to Copyright, Part 1: Navigating the Fair Use Exception

Citizen Police Academy II — Taking a Step Beyond the Initial CPA Class
see article

For Your Next Fundraiser… Host a “Don’t Show Up” Event

A Trainer’s Guide to Copyright, Part 2: Navigating the Fair Use Exception

Infamous Cop Killers

AR-15 High-Tech Light and Mounting Systems Purchased by Brookfield Police Department with BCPAAA Donations

First American Bank Launches Series of Communications Discussing Fraud

Newsletter cover December 2010.

December 2010

Aurora Citizen Police Academy — Cooperation Through Community Involvement

Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora

A Handful of Good Tips for Managing, Motivating, and Working with Volunteers

The Case for Citizen Police Academies in Troubled Times
see article

“Can You Spare a Dollar” Fundraiser

How Speakers Handle that FEAR Thing

Safety Vests Purchased with Brookfield CPAAA Donations

Steer Clear of Night Driving Dangers

Wheeling Officer Receives Crime Stopper’s Public Service Award

Newsletter cover September 2010.

September 2010

Arlington Heights Citizen Police Academy

2010 National Night Out

Public Safety Awareness Day… Fun for All Ages

Following a 50-Year Low, Law Enforcement Deaths Surge During the First Half of 2010

Arlington Heights Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

Happy 30th Birthday, McGruff!

Crime Prevention is Everyone's Business

TRIAD Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

Bring in Sweet Profits with a Candy Bar Fundraiser

Newsletter cover Summer 2010.

June 2010

Illinois CPAA Members Staged as Unruly Crowd for Officers

Citizen Academies Not Just for Police Departments Anymore

Volunteers: For Many It’s a Way of Giving Back

Ways to Encourage Volunteering

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Committees That Produce Results

Newsletter cover March 2010.

March 2010

Senior Citizen Police Academy Draws 75 Attendees in Mundelein

An Invitation from the NIPAS Mobile Field Force Team

Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Starting Up a Citizens Police Academy

Alumni Associations: Make Your Fundraising Goals SMART!

National Volunteer Week
April 18 to April 24, 2010

10 Things Your Alumni Board Can Learn from Will Rogers

It’s Still Winter… Drive Safely

Newsletter cover December 2009.

December 2009

A Sincere Thank You

Shopping Online? Be Wary of Crime

Illinois CPAA Hosts Another Successful Training Seminar
Conducting Great Citizen Police Academy and Alumni Association Classes in Tough Economic Times

Leadership Skills: How to Get and Keep Volunteers

Preparing for the Winter Months

Public Speaking: How You Say It Counts!

The Importance of the Thank-You Letter in Fundraising

Newsletter September 2009 cover.

September 2009

In the Spotlight: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy

Running Great Association Board and Committee Meetings

Trainers… It's Not About Us! Creating Learner-Centered Training

Citizen Police Academies: A Model for Smaller Agencies

Getting to Know Your Illinois CPAA Board of Directors

Where Current Illinois CPAA Members are Located

The Value of a Prepared Public: September is National Preparedness Month

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Thank Your Volunteers

Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business: October is Crime Prevention Month

Newsletter cover June 2009.

June 2009

Illinois CPAA Members Become Unruly Crowd for Officers

The Business Police Academy
Commercial Loss Prevention Through Education

Illinois CPAA Resource Library Now a Reality
go to the library

Do an “Easy Thousand” Fundraiser
Six Easy Steps for Raising $1,000 in Under Three Weeks

Recognizing Volunteers

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Training Breaks that Seal Gaps

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft
see article

Newsletter cover March 2009.

March 2009

An Invitation from the NIPAS Mobile Field Force Team

Organizing Your Alumni Association as a Not-For Profit Corporation

We Interrupt this Training… to Bring You Brain-Compatible Learning

How Alumni Associations Can Reinvigorate Bored Boards

Preliminary Report Shows Decrease in Line of Duty Deaths
see article

Newsletter cover December 2008.

December 2008

Illinois CPAA Hosts Another Successful Training Seminar: “Starting and Maintaining a Citizen Police Academy”
more information

In the Spotlight: Carol Stream Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy

11 Things Alumni Associations Can Learn from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Where Current Illinois CPAA Members are Located

New Association Formed to Aid Community and Police

Thanking Your Agency Volunteers: The Best Recognition is from the Heart
see article

Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

Village of Wheeling Receives Governor’s Home Town Award

Newsletter cover for September 2008.

September 2008

In the Spotlight: Schaumburg Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy

Speak to Your Audience: Eight Ways to Make Your Listeners Love You

Wisdom from “Rudy the Rock”

Best Practices for Alumni Association Board Meetings

Restaurant Night Fundraising
see article

Protect E-Gadgets from Thieves

Crime Bites — Bite Back

Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association of Schaumburg

Newsletter cover for June 2008.

June 2008

In the Spotlight: Joliet Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy

First Illinois CPAA Training Seminar a Great Success: “Improving Your CPA Class Presentations”
more information

Wheeling Police Department’s Citizen Patrol Program

What’s in It for Me? Part II

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Citizens Police Academies Provide Exclusive, Inside Views

Richmond Citizens Police Academy Features Self-Defense Training

National Night Out 2008
see article

NCPAA Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Newsletter cover for March 2008.

March 2008

In the Spotlight: Rosemont Citizens’s Public Safety Academy

Police Service of Northern Ireland Visit

Building Safer Communities

Illinois CPAA Creating a Resource Library for Members

What’s in It for Me? Part I
see article

Walking the Walk

Having Your Phil

Form 990-N

National Volunteer Week

National CPAA Conference

Finding Grants Close to Home

Newsletter cover for December 2007.

December 2007

In the Spotlight: Hoffman Estates Citizen’s Police Academy

Marching to a New Beat

Hot Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List that Can Benefit the Illinois CPAA

Community-Oriented Policing in Northern Ireland
see article

Hoffman Estates Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association

Newsletter cover for September 2007.

September 2007

In the Spotlight: Lemont, Illinois Citizen Police Academy

Tips on Volunteering

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Continuing Ed Classes for Your CPA Graduates

A Way to Reward Volunteers Making a Difference in Your Community
see article

My Identity Has Been Stolen

Alumni Associations Can Learn from the Music of the ’70s

Newsletter cover for June 2007.

June 2007

In the Spotlight: Gurnee, Illinois Citizen Police Academy and Alumni Association

Gurnee’s CPA Class Schedule

Summertime Blues

Fund Raising Can Be Fun
see article

National Night Out 2007

Newsletter cover for March 2007.

March 2007

In the Spotlight: Roselle, Illinois Reaps Benefits from Citizens Police Academy

Lessons Learned from “Miracle On Ice”

One Department’s Volunteer Experience (Eugene, Oregon)
see article

Protect Your Most Valuable Asset — Your Privacy

Newsletter cover for December 2006.

December 2006

In the Spotlight: Orlando, Florida Citizens Police Academy

Tips to Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

Attracting and Retaining Your Volunteers
see article

How to Get Your Message Out to The Media

A Unique Opportunity for Alumni Association Volunteers

Newsletter cover for September 2006.

September 2006

Starting Up a Citizen’s Police Academy
see article

Why Do People Volunteer?

The Dollar Value of Volunteers

Who Is Responsible for Disaster Preparedness

Ways to Encourage Volunteering