Crime Brief

Sign-up underway now for Oswego Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy

Sign-up for the Oswego Police Department’s next Citizen Police Academy will begin Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. in the community room at the police station and will run for 13 weeks. Class size will have a minimum of 12 participants, with a maximum of 20. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age, and reside, own property, or operate a business within the Village.

During class, students will learn various functions and duties of the police department and its officers. Some of the topics include: patrol, investigations, crime scene investigation, DUI enforcement and criminal law. Open dialogue and questions are encouraged in the classroom. Students may also participate in practicals, which allow the class to step into the role of the officer in various situations. Graduates of the class are eligible to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni.

This class is designed to promote better communication between village residents and the police by fostering a better understanding of the needs of law enforcement and the community.

An application may be picked up at the police station at 3355 Woolley Road or completed on-line at www.oswegoil.org/police. Information can be found in the Programs & Services section.

The application deadline for the February class is Feb. 4 at noon. Classes will be socially distanced in accordance with CDC recommendations.

For more information, contact Officer Stephen Bailey at 630-551-7364 or Deputy Chief Kevin Norwood at 630-551-7300.