Adult Community Programs

Peoria County offers free community programs through Illinois Central College (ICC). Register for a program by calling 309-690-6900 or visiting ICC's website and select "Know Your Community" from the workshop catalog.

Illinois Central College
North Campus - Hickory Hall
5407 N University Street

These classes are free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Inside the Peoria County Sheriff's Office (Full)

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Instructor: Sheriff Brian Asbell
  • Location: Peoria County Jail
    201 N Maxwell Road
    Peoria, IL

Join Sheriff Brian P. Asbell for dinner and a tour of the Peoria County Jail. Sheriff Asbell will explain his public safety responsibilities for Peoria County by describing how patrol deputies, corrections staff, and courthouse security officers help serve and protect our community. During dinner and the tour afterwards, you'll be able to have all your public safety questions answered by those who keep us safe.

Situation Awareness - A Life Safety Skill

  • February 20, 2018 (Full) and March 5, 2018 (Full)
  • 6 pm
  • Instructor: Captain Doug Gaa, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
  • Location: ICC North

Simply stated, situation awareness is being more aware of your surrounding and having the ability to make assessments based on what you notice. Often we go about our day – shopping, doctor’s office, school, work – without paying much attention to things around us. Situation awareness is a developed skill that can make you more attune to your environment, such as the people you are passing, the infrastructure you’re near, and the objects around you. This allows a person to help recognize when something is “off” or a threat. Join Captain Gaa as he walks through situation awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious behaviors, suspicious items, awareness of points of entry and exit, and available options when facing an issue of concern.

Peoria County Coroner's Office Tour

  • March 13, 2018 (Full) and March 20, 2018 (Full)
  • 6-8 pm
  • Instructor: Coroner Jamie Harwood
  • Location: Peoria County Coroner's Office
    506 E Seneca Pl
    Peoria, IL 61603

Modern television crime shows have drawn more attention to the coroner's role in determining cause of death and homicide investigations. A coroner investigates sudden, unusual, and traumatic deaths, and ensures the deceased's body is examined, identified, and, if necessary, autopsied. In cases of unnatural or questionable death, the coroner conducts an inquest to determine the manner of death. For those interested in meeting a coroner and learning more about their real-life responsibilities, attend this tour of the Peoria County Coroner's Office.