Citizens Police Academy – Fall 2012

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Contact:         Sgt. Michael Reynolds

Phone:           (203) 618-8308

Citizens Police Academy

Fall 2012

The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2012 Citizen’s Police Academy Fall session. The 7-week program will commence on Thursday, September 13, 2012 and will meet twice a week 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Greenwich Police Department. Two Saturday classes will also be held from *11 a.m. -3 p.m. on September 29 and October 13, 2012.  Graduation will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Completed applications and a motor vehicle operator’s license photocopy must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Friday, August 31, 2012.

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich residents with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department. Topics of instruction include:

Introduction to Policing                                              Community Impact Section

Use of Force                                                                           Scams/Fraud

Patrol Operations                                                                    Crime prevention

Motor Vehicle Stops/DUI                                          Narcotics Investigations

Special Response Unit                                    Domestic Violence Investigations

Crime Scenes (CSI)                                                    Criminal Investigations/Special Victims

Instructors for the program are highly-trained and experienced Greenwich Police Officers. In addition to participating in role-playing exercises, attendees will accompany on-duty police personnel on boat and vehicle ride-a-longs which are scheduled beyond regular class times.  A demonstration at the Police Firing Range will allow recruits to participate in mock scenarios where an officer may or may not have to fire their weapon.

Applicants must be a Greenwich resident and 18 years of age or older. There is no fee for the program; however, the Department requests that applicants be committed to the full seven-week program.  The class size is limited to 40 students.  Due to the high demand for this course, qualified applicants will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the final class roster.

A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants.  Accepted recruits will be contacted during the week of September 3, 2012.

Applicants will attend classes as follows:

September 13,18,20,25,29 and October 2, 4, 9, 13, 16, 18 and 23.

Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk, Greenwich Town Hall reception desk, or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich web site by visiting www.greenwichct.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section at. The Session Coordinator is Sgt. Michael Reynolds.

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