Citizens' Academy


The Sterling Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy beginning on September 24, 2019 through October 29, 2019. The sessions will be held on the Tuesday of each week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The six week academy will be an informative look at modern day policing practices within the Sterling Police Department and will cover the following topics:

  • Department Structure
  • Support Services
  • How Officers are Hired
  • Officer Equipment, Duties, Assignments and Calls
  • Traffic and D.U.I. Enforcement
  • Crime Scene Investigation
This free program is offered to residents and is an example of community policing efforts by the Sterling Police Department. Space will be limited. Persons interested in applyung to attend the Citizen's Police Academy should contact Community Service Officer Tekla Martin at 815-632-6613 or

Those interested in attending the academy please complete the application by August 9, 2019.