Sheriff Idleburg introduces 2021 Community Police Academy

Deadline to submit application is Oct. 1; session begin Oct. 7

WAUKEGAN --  Sheriff John D. Idleburg has announced the return of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Community Police Academy, which will begin Oct. 7 and run until Nov. 18. 

Classes will be held primarily at the sheriff’s substation in Libertyville and headquarters in Waukegan. 

The Community Police Academy is open to all Lake County residents aged 18, or older, of good moral character with no felony convictions.  This is a free series of events and participants will get an in-depth view of all the various responsibilities of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. 

Participants will get an inside look at our Corrections Division, Patrol Division, Court Security Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Crash Investigations Unit, Evidence Collections/Processing Unit, and more.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “The Community Police Academy is a great opportunity to interact with our amazing staff and see how they conduct operations every day to keep our community safe.  I encourage you to apply and I look forward to seeing you there!”

The application deadline is Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.  Applications are available on the homepage of the sheriff’s office website at

A Community Police Academy for Spanish-speaking residents will occur this fall.