Beginning on Tuesday, October 4th 2011, the Collinsville Police Department will be hosting its 10th Citizens Police Academy. The program, which will be taught by officers from the Collinsville Police Department along with guest speakers from other agencies, is designed to give Collinsville residents a realistic view of police work by providing instruction on different aspects of Law Enforcement.


Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, starting Tuesday evening Oct. 4, 2011 through Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011 at the Collinsville Police Department training room and will be open to the first 25 qualified applicants. Participants will be introduced to the structure of the agency as well as basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including such topics as patrol tactics, general investigations, defense tactics and use of force.

Enrollment is free. Priority will be given to citizens 18 years of age or older who live or work in the Collinsville area. *Note: Due to the nature of the course and curriculum, individuals with prior felony charges or convictions will be declined.


Applications are due NO later than Tuesday, September 27th, 2011. Interested persons are encouraged to come to the Collinsville Police Department and pick up an application. If you have any questions regarding the Citizens Academy class please contact Major David Roth or Sergeant Brett Boerm at (618) 344-2131.