Citizen's Police Academy

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Citizen's Police Academy is a program designed to acquaint community residents who are not sworn police officers with the activities of their local police department.

The programs vary by department. One common feature is the option to participate in a ride-along with a police officer for a shift to see what a day as a police officer is like.

Typical academy content[edit]

Programs include topics like:

  • Department Organization and Ethics
  • Overview of the Legal System - Criminal/Constitutional Law
  • Use of Force - Patrol Procedures
  • Firearms Training
  • SWAT Demonstrations
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • Air Support
  • Homicide
  • Traffic/DWI Enforcement
  • Jail tours
  • Cadet Training
  • Bomb Squad
  • Forensics
  • Recruiting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Station Tour
  • Dispatch Tour
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal and Youth Investigation

Other programs you may be interested in[edit]

External links[edit]


Also see: List of other Citizens' Academies