Northwest Police Academy

The Northwest Police Academy (NWPA) was founded in the 1960’s to provide basic training for law enforcement officers in the Northwest suburbs. However today, the NWPA provides monthly training seminars to police executives from more than 75 law enforcement agencies in the area. 

These seminars are focused on contemporary issues in policing and also count towards the mandated training hours required by ILETSB for police chiefs and deputy chiefs.  Some topics include; critical incident, use of force, employee discipline, and labor relations. 

The NWPA is dedicated to providing the best training and education possible for its members.


Pat Finlon – Cary PD

Dave Daigle – Palatine PD

Scott Naydenoff – Cary PD
Training Director

Bill Nord – Palatine PD
Foundation Committee Director

Karl Walldorf – Lake Forest PD
Admin Committee

Brian Fennelly – Morton Grove
Member at Large

Brian Smith – Gurnee PD
Member at Large