The Citizen's Police Academy is designed to introduce citizens to the philosophy, policies, and guiding principals of law enforcement, as well as the ethical conduct governing police services in our community. Basic classroom instruction, presentations, and demonstrations are supplemented with elective participation in firearms training, firearms practice and riding with police officers on patrol.
The Academy is scheduled for ten weeks with ten 4-hour classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and some Saturdays. The Citizens Academy is designed to:
Enable citizens to make more informed judgments about the police department and its daily operations. Enable the department to become aware of the feelings and concerns of the community, and build a partnership between citizens and police personnel.