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Citizen Police Academy
Teen Leadership Academy
The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to provide teens with a greater awareness and understanding between our Department and the citizens we serve. The eight week course, held one night a week, will provide insight into the divisions and functions of the department. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in roll playing investigations and meet Officers of the Department. Participants will graduate the course with an understanding of the operations and resources provided by the Effingham Police Department. for more information, contact Officer Jason Caraway at 217-347-0776.
NEXT COURSE TO BE HELD IN FALL 2017
If your subdivision is planning a Neighborhood Watch or annual trustee meeting and would like to have an officer give a presentation or answer questions, please give us a call at 217-342-5318. We would be more than happy to come out and share crime prevention tips and discuss any crime trends that might be of concern to your area. These meetings allow the police department and citizens to work together on neighborhood issues.
This is a great opportunity for young adults to serve their community and "explore" a career in law enforcement. The program builds leadership, character, confidence, and discipline. Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 21 to apply. For any questions, please contact a Police Explorer Advisor at 217-347-0774.