Belvidere invites public to annual 'Citizen's Police Academy' event

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Belvidere Police Department invites the public to attend its upcoming "Citizen's Police Academy" event on Wednesday.

The annual event returns from 6-8 p.m. at 615 North Main Street. Officers have held the event since 1998 to connect with the community and offer an extended look into modern police practices.

Police will cover several topics, including criminal scene investigations, use of force, DUI enforcement and department structure.

The event is free to attend. For more information, you can contact community policing coordinator officer Tim Blankenship by phone at 815-547-6312 or by email at