Training Seminar Luncheon

Conducting Great Citizen Police Academy and Alumni Classes in Tough Economic Times

Conducting Great Citizen Police Academy and Alumni Classes in Tough Economic Times photo.

Why attend?

While the debate about whether we are in a recession or headed towards the Second Great Depression rages on, higher prices and lower interest rates have forced many municipalities to tell their departments to cut budgets in dramatic fashion. Unfortunately, police departments and sheriff’s offices are no exception in these trying economic times. Are you…

If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions, then you need to attend this training seminar.

Who should attend?

This training seminar is designed to help Citizen Police Academy coordinators and administrators that currently have a Citizen Police Academy program in their community (or would like to start one up), police officers who instruct classes for their agency’s Citizen Police Academy program, as well as police liaisons and/or civilians that currently coordinate continuing education classes for their local alumni association.

Training seminar flyer and registration form

Click on the flyer to download it with the registration form.

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About the speaker

Lieutenant Richard Powers has been in law enforcement for over 30 years. His experience includes military police investigator, Indiana State Police, and the South Bend Police Department. His duties have included being a member of South Bend’s street tactical and narcotics unit. Currently, Lieutenant Powers is assigned as Community Oriented Policing Coordinator for his department, as well as the department’s ethics training officer. He is responsible as the director for both the South Bend Citizens Police Academy and the Volunteers in Police Service unit which has over 380 active members. Lieutenant Powers earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He is currently serving his third term as president of the National Citizens Police Academy Association.

Guest Speakers

Attendees will also hear from two surprise guest speakers that are each available to conduct a class for you and your Citizen Police Academy students or alumni association members at little or no cost.

Limited space

Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early so that you are not disappointed. Sorry, no walk-ins.


Monday, October 5, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Casa Royale Banquets
738 Lee Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Sorry, no walk-ins. You must be registered to attend.


$45 per person for members
$55 per person for non-members


Limited space. Registration required and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please register early so that you are not disappointed. Sorry, no walk-ins.

How to register…

Download the flyer and registration form.

Purchase Order

Fax agency purchase order and names of attendees to:

(847) 459-0147

Check or Money Order

Make checks or money order payable to Illinois CPAAA. Include list of attendees and mail to:

Illinois CPAA/Training
P.O. Box 26
Wheeling, IL 60090

A confirmation will be mailed one week prior to the seminar.

Registrations accepted until Friday, September 25, 2009 or until capacity is reached, whichever comes first. No refunds issued after this date; however, substitutions allowed.