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ECPD Accepting Applications for Citizen's Academy

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East Chicago PD
Mark J. Becker, Chief of Police, today announced the following information:
The East Chicago Police Department is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the department’s “Citizen’s Academy’, which will be held on Thursday evenings from April 24 to May 29th. The evening sessions will run from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and will culminate with a graduation dinner on June 8th
The Citizen’s Academy is designed to provide citizens with an intimate look into the workings of the department and the law enforcement profession in general. The presentations will provide all with a better understanding as to the day to day operations of the department and the challenges it faces, all of which can be better addressed by partnering with the community
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in East Chicago, be able to pass a limited background inquiry and have no felony convictions
The Academy will address many topics, to include –
  • Police Administration
  • Community Policing
  • Patrol
  • Firearms
  • Detective Bureau Investigations
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Canine
  • Dispatch
  • “Ride Alongs”
There is limited seating available and applicants are encouraged to apply early. An application form may be obtained at the department or by contacting Lieutenant Marguerite Wilder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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