Still Time to Apply to Greenwich Citizens Police Academy

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 9.31.42 PMGreenwich Police are accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy Fall Session.

The 7-week program will commence on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and will meet twice a week 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Greenwich Police Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Graduation will be held on Thursday November 13, 2014. Completed applications and a motor vehicle operator’s license photocopy must be submitted to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section.

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/ 911 Awareness
  • 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 within the Marine Division and Patrol.
Ride-a-longs 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 either be a Greenwich resident or employed within the Town of Greenwich 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.
Applicants will attend classes as follows:
September 30
October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
November 4, 6, 10, 13

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