Citizens Police Academy
- "Understanding through Education" -
The goal for the Citizens Police Academy is not to train the public as new police officers but intead 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.
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 go to our Forms Menu and select CPA Enrollment or pick up an Enrollment Form at the Police Department. All completed Enrollment Forms can be mailed to us (instructions on the form) or dropped off at the Police Department during normal business hours (M-F 7am-3:30pm).
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 graduaction 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!
DATE: February 2016
WHERE: Old Town Police Department
DEADLINE: January 2016
- 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 satisfactory before starting the course
- 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."
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We hope to see you at our next Academy!