Citizen Police Academy (CPA)

Shows a classroom setting, police officer addressing the roomApplications Now Being Accepted for Citizen Police Academy
The Roselle Police Department is now accepting applications to its 2024 Citizen Police Academy. The 11-week program is scheduled to begin on March 7, meeting on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through May 16.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in the Village of Roselle, and be subject to a background check. Click here to download the CPA Application Packet.

What It Is
The Roselle Citizen Policy Academy, in the spirit of community-oriented policing, is designed to help the residents of Roselle to understand how their police department works in their community. The Roselle Citizen Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the police department. It consists of a series of classes held one night a week for a three-hour duration. Classes are taught by our own police officers in their various areas of expertise. To ensure a valuable learning experience, class sizes will be limited. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls. See more information in our informational brochure.

The Roselle Citizen Police Academy is not designed to make applicants certified police officers. The classes are of an informative nature and are not intended to provide graduates with police authority to act as police officers.

Benefits of Participating

This educational and informative program allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the Village of Roselle. As a result, police officers and citizens foster an improved relationship and work together to enhance the quality of life issues in our community. Upon completion of the academy, participating citizens will be more informed and have a better understanding of what their police department can and cannot do.

 Class Topics

  • Community Policing
  • Recruitment & Training
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Use of Force / Arrest Procedures
  • Crime Prevention
  • Accident Investigation 
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Drug Identification
  • Gangs
  • Investigations
  • Special Response Units
  • Crime Scene Processing 


 Applicants for the Roselle Citizen Police Academy must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live or work in the Village of Roselle
  • Be of good moral character 

 All applicants will be subject to a background check.

Application & Contact Info

You may download the application (which includes a liability form and a photo release form), fill it out, and email it to Community Resource Coordinator Maria Reyes at Call (630) 671-4013 for more information.