Training Seminar Luncheon

Starting and Maintaining a Citizen Police Academy

Starting and Maintaining a Citizen Police Academy.

What you can learn from this seminar

Why attend?

Law enforcement agencies use a variety of methods to build relationships with the community. One popular program is the Citizen Police Academy which introduces community members to functions and activities in a law enforcement agency. Today, you will find Citizen Police Academies throughout the United States in communities large and small, providing police departments and sheriff’s offices with the opportunity to describe law enforcement the way it really is… no the television version, but their own local, real-life version of how they go about doing their job. It provides an opportunity for community members to better understand police work, and is another mechanism for law enforcement agencies to inform the public, and obtain citizen input, assistance, and support by sharing information.

A Citizen Police Academy can provide stronger citizen–police relationships, enhance lines of communication, reduce crime, and get citizens interested in other law enforcement volunteer programs such as an alumni association, Citizens on Patrol, or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) after graduation day.

Who should attend?

This training seminar is designed to help law enforcement officers and administrators that are interested in starting up a Citizen Police Academy in their community, as well as officers that currently coordinate and/or instruct classes for their agency’s Citizen Police Academy.

Registration form

Click on the flyer to download the registration form.

Starting and Maintaining a Citizen Police Academy flyer and registration form. Requires Adobe Reader.

About the speakers

Commander John Teevans has been a police officer for the Wheeling Police Department since 1984, and was the first Citizens Police Academy coordinator for the department. He is currently assigned as the commander of Patrol Operations and is the police liaison for the Wheeling Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Commander Teevans is also a director for the Illinois Citizens Police Academy Association.

Officer Scott Laverd has been in law enforcement since 1999. He is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit of the Wheeling Police Department, and is the current coordinator of the Citizens Police Academy. Officer Laverd’s other specialties include DARE officer, juvenile officer, bicycle officer, gang officer, stare-certified range instructor, state-certified breath operator, and NIPAS Mobile Field Force sergeant.

Officer Scott Phillips has been a police officer with the Roselle Police Department since 1989. He is the current coordinator of the Citizens Police Academy. Officer Phillips’ other assignments include full-time DARE officer, crime prevention officer, Explorer Post coordinator, and the department’s Volunteers in Policing coordinator.

Limited space

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


Tuesday, October 7, 2008
9:30 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.


$30 per person for members
$40 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 26, 2008 or until capacity is reached, whichever comes first. No refunds issued after this date; however, substitutions allowed.