The Police Department is accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizens’ Police Academy, which will start Sept. 2.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is a 13-week program that meets once a week to better acquaint citizens with the law enforcement profession and the role of the Police Department within the community.
The Citizens’ Police Academy curriculum is similar to training for new police officers, with a mix of classroom and scenario/hands-on training on such topics as department functions, search and seizure laws, use of force, firearms training, crime prevention, domestic violence, criminal investigations, vice/narcotics operations and K-9 and special operations. Participants will have an opportunity to ride with a patrol officer.
Citizens graduate with a better understanding of police officer training and decision-making, and day-to-day police operations. The classes are not intended to train participants to be police officers.
Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Public Safety Center. Enrollment is open to any citizen 18 years of age or older who resides, works or attends school in Winston-Salem.
Anyone interested in attending the Citizens’ Police Academy may call the Winston-Salem Police Department for an application at 773-7788, or complete an application online.
The class is limited to 30 students. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 6.
The Winston-Salem Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.
Onine application for Fall 2010 Citizens' Police Academy