YCPAApplications are now being accepted for the Evanston Police Department Youth Citizen Police Academy. This interactive program is facilitated by Evanston officers and covers a wide range of topics relating to the Evanston Police Department.  The program lasts one week, July 22 – 26, and meets in the evenings.  

The program is completely free and open to Evanston residents ages 14-17 years old. This year’s session will cover a wide range of topics including distracted driving and restorative justice.  Participants will also have an opportunity to work a mock crime scene and learn a few self-defense tactics.  

More information and the application can be found on the City of Evanston website. For any questions or concerns please contact Officer Tanya Jenkins at 847-866-5018 or email. Parental permission is required for entry into the program.

You can apply here. Registration is open until the class is full.