For a dynamic course in police operations, enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Beginning March 5, the six-week class will meet from 6:45-9:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enrollment is open to anyone age 18 or older who lives, works or attends school in St. Charles County. Cost for the course is $30. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 26.

“People from all walks of life are encouraged to attend the Academy, which is only offered once a year,” said Police Officer Tim Bateman, the academy’s director. “Whether you’re a member of a neighborhood association, or considering a career in law enforcement or if you would just like to know more about law enforcement, the academy offers the best opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at police operations. Academy graduates also become eligible for police-related volunteering opportunities, if they choose.”

The Citizens Police Academy stresses hands-on training and participation whenever possible. The course includes an introduction to firearms training and presentations by professionals on identity theft and cybercrime. Topics and activities to be covered during the 2013 Academy are:


Applications are available online at and at the O’Fallon Police Department, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Applicants must not have a felony conviction, an outstanding warrant, or a misdemeanor arrest for moral issues. For more information, please contact P.O. Tim Bateman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-379-5798. Or call 636-240-3200.