Citizen's Police Academy

 

Citizen's Police Academy

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Trenton Police Department

Citizens Police Academy

 

 

 

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to create a better understanding between the citizens of Trenton and their Police Department.  The Academy is designed to help inform the community about the Police Department and the commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of professionalism in law enforcement. 

Our goal is to develop and enhance the relationship between the community and the Police Department.  We want to educate the community so they will have a better understanding of the police officer's job.

 

Some of the subjects covered in the Citizens Police Academy include the organization of the department, introduction of employees, goals and objectives of the police department, the mission statement of the department, training standards and requirements, gangs in small communities, DUI detection and prosecution, undercover work and drug identification and understanding the Juvenile Justice system and the District Attorney's office.

 

The Academy is designed to help inform the community about the police department and the commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of professionalism in law enforcement. 

 

Some of the subjects covered in the Citizens Police Academy include the organization of the department, introduction of employees, goals and objectives of the police department, the mission statement of the department.

 

We cover training standards and requirements, gangs in small communities, DUI detection and prosecution, undercover work/drug identification, understanding the Juvenile Justice system and the District Attorney's office.

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Participants will be given the opportunity to experience life in the driver's seat of a marked police car.  Mock traffic stops expose the participants to the dangers encountered each time an officer stops a motorist.  Another session introduces the citizens to the firing range and semi-automatic weapons.  Each person is instructed in the classroom on weapon safety and use, and then allowed to put what they learned into use on the range.  In the ride-along program students are required to ride 4 hours during the 10 week session with an officer working a normal tour of duty to further experience a day in the life of a police officer.

 

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Students are required to ride 4 hours during the 10 week session in the ride-along program with an officer working a normal tour of duty to further experience a day in the life of a police officer.

 

The Citizens Police Academy is scheduled for 10 consecutive weeks including graduation.  Classes meet for 3 hours, one night per week for 9 week.  The 10th week is the graduation dinner. The Academy normally begins in September with classes being taught by department employees and guest speakers. 

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You are encouraged to call the Trenton Police Department to find out when the next session of the Academy is scheduled.  We invite you to become involved and learn more about your Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

 

        • You must be at least 21 years of age
        • Live or work in the City of Trenton
        • Complete an enrollment application
        • Have no felony convictions
        • Have no misdemeanor arrests within five years of the application;
        • No convictions for DUI, possession or sale of any controlled substance, or for any offense involving moral turpitude
        • No pending charges
        • Be able to pass a background check;
        • Be willing to sign the required waiver agreement

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Updated 05-04-2007