Citizens Police Academy
The Oswego Police Department would like to invite you to attend our Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The CPA is a unique chance to see and experience the inside workings of your police department. Various Oswego Police Officers will introduce you to their world by sharing their areas of expertise and interest. This free fourteen (14) week program consists of a series of interactive classes held once a week on Wednesdays evenings at the Oswego Police Department.
During classes, students 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 Citizens Police Academy Alumni.
This class is designed to promote better communication between Village citizens and the Police Department by fostering a better understanding of the needs of Law Enforcement and the community. Class size will have a minimum of 12 participants, with a maximum of 20. There is no fee for the class. An application may be picked up at the Oswego Police Department or completed online. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age, reside in, own property, or operate a business within the Village.
The next academy class will begin once we have met the minimum class size, so enroll now. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm until 8:30pm and meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the Oswego Police Department located at 3525 Route 34.