Greenwich Police Announce Virtual Fall Citizens Police Academy

The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2020 VIRTUAL Citizen’s Police Academy Fall Session.

The six week program will commence on Wednesday, November 4 and meets virtually once a week on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm via Zoom.

Graduation will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Completed applications and a copy of a motor vehicle operator’s license must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Thursday, October 29, 2020.

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
Crime Prevention
Scams/Fraud Domestic
Violence Investigations
Patrol Operations
Community Impact Section
Crime Scenes (CSI)
Criminal Investigations/Special Victims

Class Dates:
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9
Graduation December 16, 2020

Instructors for the program are highly-trained and experienced Greenwich Police Officers. Attendees will be given the opportunity to accompany on-duty police personnel within the Marine Section and Patrol Division at a later date.

Applicants must be Greenwich residents or Town employees, 18 years of age or older. There is no fee for the program; however, the Department requests that applicants be committed to the full six 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 qualified applicants.

Accepted recruits will be contacted upon completion of the background check.

Greenwich resident applications will receive priority consideration.

Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich website by visiting www.greenwichct.org. Questions should be directed to Sgt. John Thorme, Session Coordinator at the Greenwich Police Community Impact Office at [email protected]