Greenwich 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
Motor Vehicle Stops/DUI
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.