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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Orland Park Police Department Offers Teen Citizens' Police Academy

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The Orland Park Police Department invites local teens to enjoy a free two day look at local law enforcement. The department will again offer its Teen Citizens Police Academy Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6. 

The program introduces teens to a number of the department’s programs and responsibilities. 

“The teen police academy is a great way for the young people of the community to learn more about the police department,” said Orland Park Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village's Public Safety Committee. “This is also a great opportunity for those considering law enforcement as a career to get a firsthand look at one of the best police departments in the State of Illinois,” she said. 

The teen academy will be held on Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Orland Park Police Department, 15100 South Ravinia Avenue. 

Participants must pass basic background checks and space is limited. Orland Park teens are given priority. If space becomes available, the academy will be open to non-residents. 

“We are very excited to again offer an academy for teens,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy. “They’ll get to see the many facets of the departments and learn how public safety is conducted in Orland Park.” 

Participants will learn about recruiting, training, dispatch, patrol, K9, traffic enforcement/DUI, internet investigations, and more. 

The Teen Citizens’ Police Academy will consist of two eight hour sessions with lunch provided by the Village of Orland Park. Those who complete the academy will receive certificates. 

Applications are available by clicking the link below or by calling the Orland Park Police Department Investigations Division at 708/364-8149.
TEEN CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION