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Old Town Police Department

Citizens Police Academy

- "Understanding through Education" -



The goal for the Citizens Police Academy is not to train the public as new police officers but instead to familiarize the public with how the Police Department operates with it's policies and procedures. Classes are held by a variety of highly trained officer from several agencies to provide different viewpoints and expertise on the performance of an officers duties.

We as a department realize that we could not be effective without the help and cooperation of the public. The design of this Academy will facilitate a healthier and mutually beneficial relationship between the public and the police. Also, we hope to eliminate any misconceptions the public may have of police officers and do away with any negative connotations of police work. As part of the community, we strive for a strong working relationship with each other and to provide effective and efficient services for a police force to better serve you.

Some elements of the course will involve hands-on role-playing. Participants will be involved in mock vehicle stops, arrests, investigations, court appearances and use of force demonstrations.

General Information

Our Academy will be a twelve week program and will meet once a week for three-hour sessions. There is absolutely no cost to take the course. To Apply, please select the button below and fill out the form.   

There will be various Officers from here and other agencies along with other people involved with law enforcement that will make make presentations over the course topics we cover. At the completion of the course, we will hold a graduation ceremony during the last week and Family and Friends can be invited.

Our Next Scheduled Academy

We are looking to host our next Police Academy, if you would like to be part of it please sign up now!  More question please call 827-3984 or email Sgt. Lori Renzullo 

DATE:           February 9th, 2017

DAY:              Thursday

TIME:            6PM

WHERE:        Old Town Police Department

DEADLINE:   February 1st, 2017


You must be at least 18 years of age
You must live, work, attend school or own a business in Old Town
You cannot have any prior felonies nor other disqualifying convictions
You must have an Enrollment Form on file with us
You must pass a Background Check to our satisfaction before starting the course

Topics Covered

Facility Tour
Patrol Procedures
Maine Laws
Community Programs
Domestic Violence
Juvenile Offenders
Police Training
Crime Scene Investigation
Drug Investigations / K9 Presentaton
OUI Investigations
Police Vehicle Operation
Police Dispatch / E-911
Ethics and Other Special Problems
Use of Force Practical
Taser Operation

Comments From Our Our Previous Graduates

"I think what you taught was great. A lot of the citizens don't realize how much is involved with being a police officer."

"It helps to actually see what you guys (and gals) do."

"I was very pleased (and overwhelmed at times) at the education and training our police force has. I found all officers helpful and with great personalities"

"I'd recommend they get involved. It's more exciting that way."