Thursday, June 4, 2015

Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizen Police Academy Session that Begins July 6

Press release - Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings of their police department and its enforcement/investigative strategies are cordially invited to apply for the 31st session of the popular Citizen Police Academy, which begins its 12-week run on Monday, July 6th.

          Classes will be held on Monday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through September 21st in the community room of the Madison Precinct, 400 Myatt Drive.  Because class size is limited, interested persons are urged to apply immediately.  The deadline for applications is June 17th.
          Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components.  Topics will include gangs, domestic violence, traffic/DUI enforcement, internet crimes, emergency preparedness, crime prevention and the judicial process.  There will also be a tour of the Emergency Communications Center and a demonstration by the Aviation, Canine and Mounted Units.
          “The Citizen Police Academy is a unique way to learn more about law enforcement in Nashville and how our officers partner with citizens to enhance the safety of neighborhoods,” Chief Steve Anderson said.  “We are genuinely proud to offer this program, which, since 1995, has graduated nearly 1,400 Nashvillians.”
          Each applicant should commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 sessions, be a Davidson County resident/business owner at least 21years old, and have no arrest record (excluding minor traffic violations).  While completion of the course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.  Applications are available at any of the department’s 8 precincts.  They can also be submitted on the Internet by logging onto
          Persons desiring an application by mail or fax, or persons with questions, are invited to contact Michelle Crowder, the department’s Citizen Police Academy Coordinator, at 943-2110, or Officer Troy Meadows at 880-1781.

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