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Registration Open for the 2017 Des Plaines Citizens Police Academy!

The Des Plaines Police Department’s Community Action Team invites the public to sign up for its 2017 Citizens Police Academy. The popular 10-week Academy begins March 21st, 2017 and concludes on May 23rd, 2017. The program introduces hands-on exercises, including forensics, S.W.A.T., and traffic stops, to help simulate the everyday life of a law enforcement officer. The deadline for registration is March 10th. Please call Officer Michael Heidkamp at 847.391.5408 or Officer Michael Meyer at 847.391.5410.

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Des Plaines VFW Post 2992 Offers Blue Star Flags

Did you know? Residents of Des Plaines and its neighboring communities can now order Blue Star Service Banners from our local VFW Post 2992. If you have a family member currently serving in the US Armed Forces, Post 2992 encourages you to display a Blue Star Service Banner in the window of your home. Please contact Post Commander Michael Lake at 224.425.8124, or by email at You can also visit them on Facebook at Des Plaines VFW Post 2992!

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