If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a police officer, the Citizens Police Academy is for you. But hurry, space is limited and time is running out to register.
The Sevierville Police Department is offering a Citizens Police Academy to give citizens the opportunity to learn basic police skills and experience police work in a safe, organized and structured environment.
Curriculum for the program will consist of 33 hours of classroom, practical and field training, including: Patrol Methods, Investigations, Vehicle Stops, Defense Techniques, D.U.I. Interdiction, Taser, Community Policing Programs, and Introduction to Police Firearms.
“The Citizens Police Academy is a great opportunity for citizens to interact with police officers, learn what is involved in police work and experience what it is like to be an officer,” said Chief Don Myers.
The Citizens Police Academy will take place on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., September 18 through November 21, 2014.
Registration is free. Enrollment is limited to the first twenty-five applicants. Must be 18 years of age or older.
Applications are available at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary R. Wade Blvd. Sevierville, TN 37862. Applicants must complete all of the Citizen Police Academy registration forms and return them to the Sevierville Police Department by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2014. Confirmation of registration will be made following a thorough background investigation. For additional information, please contact any of the following: Officer Rebecca Cowan, 865-868-1866 ([email protected]); Captain Matthew Ayers, 865-868-1744 ([email protected]); or Ms. Lou Webb, 865-868-1762 ([email protected]).