Braidwood Police offering Citizen Academy

At the Braidwood City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 26, Commissioner Ron Wilczak informed residents of the police department’s Citizens Police Academy coming up on May 2.
“This is meant to strengthen the partnership between the police department and the citizens we serve here,” Wilczak said. “So, we're opening lines of communication with this and giving people a chance to be informed citizens.”
Classes begin 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, and run Thursdays until June 20 at Braidwood City Hall.
Class size is limited to 10 citizens and must be submitted by Monday, April 15.
Participants will get hands-on experience with police equipment and role playing scenarios.
Topics include police department overview, ride alongs, laws and ordinances, traffic stops and DUI, arrest search and seizure, investigation, range and firearms, evidence and crime scene, K-9 unit and hands-on demonstrations.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and reside within the Reed-Custer School District.
Applications are available at the police department’s front desk at 141 W. Main St., during business hours.