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. No classes are scheduled at this time. The next CPA is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2021.
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.