Appointment & Attendance

Appointment

  • Peer jurors are appointed by the detective in charge of the program or other appointed designee
  • An applicant must be between the ages of 14-17 or in high school
  • An applicant must live or go to school in the surrounding city
  • Applications are available from the Arlington Heights Police Department or your school police liaison officer
  • Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Members of the peer jury program must not discuss cases outside of the peer jury meetings.

Attendance 

  • The peer jury meets the first Wednesday of every month from September through June
  • Peer jury sessions begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and are usually over no later than 8:30 p.m. depending on case load
  • It is essential that a peer juror attend as many meetings as possible. This is important because cases can not be heard if there are not enough jurors present.
  • When jurors fail to attend, it is the responsibility of the juror to contact the detective/peer jury coordinator and inform them of their absence in advance
  • A peer juror, who misses three or more meetings without notifying the detective/peer jury coordinator, will be removed from the peer jury program