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.