Chicago Police Academy
The Chicago Police Academy is responsible for training and graduating basically trained police officers.
The Chicago Police Academy is also home to the Chicago Fire Academy and they share facilities.
Upon successful completion of the Chicago Police Exam, successful applicants who are hired as Chicago Police Officers begin their careers at the Training Academy as Probationary Police Officers (PPOs). Each PPO must complete an 18-month probationary period and are compensated at the starting salary listed in the next section below.
Academy training consists of the 480 hour minimum course required by the Illinois Governmental Law Enforcement Training Board and 300 hours the Chicago Police Department includes to augment the basic training course.
Course topics include:
- Criminal Law
- Firearms Training
- Emergency Vehicle Operation Training
- Drill Instruction
- Traffic Law
- Report Writing
- Crime Investigation
- Domestic Violence Training
- Defensive Tactics
- and more…
Successful completion of the course prepares the recruit for the State of Illinois Certificate Examination and the next phase of training-Field Evaluation.
The Chicago Police Department is always looking for good candidates and upon successful completion of the Chicago Police Academy, you could be one of Chicago’s Finest.
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