This program introduces citizens to the philosophy, policies, and 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, use of force decisions, and ride-alongs with police officers.
The academy lasts nine weeks and meets on Thursdays from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Classes for 2017 start on Thursday, September 7, with graduation scheduled for Thursday, November 16. (No class will be held on Thursday, October 12, due to the Fairfield County Fair and on Thursday October 26, due to Beggar's Night).
The CPA is designed to:
Build partnerships between citizens and police.
Help citizens better understand the police department and its operations.
Enable the department to be more aware of the feelings and concerns present in our community.
Please contact Sgt. Chris Caton at (740) 687-6680, Ext. 4519, for additional information.
Our online schedule and application are available today for you to print so you can enroll for the 2017 Citizens Police Academy!