Citizen Police Academy

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Citizen Police Academy is an extension of the Division’s community education efforts. The purpose of the academy is to increase citizen awareness of the day-to-day operations of the Division by educating them on topics relative to the role of law enforcement in our community. In return, our department benefits from the wealth of knowledge citizens provide about the issues facing their communities. 

All instruction is facilitated by officers and certified police instructors. Students are instructed on topics including:

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement/Investigations
  • Patrol Operations
  • Crime Prevention 
  • Community Engagement
  • "Use of Force" Policy 

Students also participate in the following activities:

  • Building Search
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Firearms Course
  • Officer "Ride-along"
  • Simulated Traffic Stop

Our hope is that graduates of the Citizen Police Academy take their knowledge into the community, educate others when the opportunity arises, and find value in the overall experience. 

Residents are invited to apply below for the 2017 Citizen Police Academy. The 13-week course begins on Thursday, August 24th, and is offered free of charge. Please contact Officer John Jeffries at (614) 901-6472 for more information.


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