Community Services Special Activities Guide

Police Department Building Tours

Tours are conducted to educate the general public about the functions of the police department. In addition, cost management and history may be discussed.

(approximately 45 minutes  to 1 hour in length)

Availability: all year, by appointment.

Emergency Communications Center Tour

Tours are conducted to educate the general public about the functions of the Emergency Communications Center and meet those who work there.

(approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in length)

Availability: all year, by appointment.

Citizen's Police Academy

This is an intense curriculum designed to give the citizens of Peoria a better understanding of the operations of the Peoria Police Department and to encourage citizens to take a more active role in their community. This program provides a working relationship between the police and the citizens of Peoria. Participants will play an active role while attending class. Classes will be held at the Peoria Police Department in the Community Training Room, 600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602.

(approximately 10 weeks - 1 day per week)

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. A background check will be done on each applicant.

Availability: two 10-week sessions per year. One session in the Spring and one session in the Fall.

More information is available on the Citizen's Police Academy page.

Color Guard

The Peoria Police Color Guard assembles to post the colors (flags) of our Country, State, City, and Police Department. This activity is usually done for opening ceremonies, sporting events, meetings, inaugurations, memorial services, and parades.

Availability: By appointment only. Please contact Sgt. David Cook at 309-673-4521 for more details.

More information is available on the Color Guard page.

Crime Stoppers

Citizens can call Crime Stoppers at 673-9000 or 347-9000 to supply information to a police department on a crime. When citizens call, they are given a number to remain anonymous. We never ask for or want the citizen's name. If the information results in an arrest and indictment, they are eligible for a cash reward. Visit the Crime Stoppers Illinois website. Visit the Crime Stoppers Peoria website.

Availability: all year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Program Availability: all school year.


A service to educate parents of children on how to keep their children safe. To help in that process, Community Services will fingerprint your child and give parents/guardians those prints to keep in a packet. The packet will also include a recent photograph of the child. If the child becomes missing, the parent/guardian can give this to the police to aid in finding the person.

(Approximately 2 hours in length)

Availability: all year-by appointment


In addition to the programs listed above, we schedule speakers for luncheons and groups. We have police informational displays for neighborhood outings or other events, as requested. If any of these programs interest you or if you should have a question, feel free to contact us. We strive to "Build a Partnership with our Community" through such programs.