Citizens can experience what it is like to be a police officer in Sevierville by attending a free Citizens Police Academy.
The Sevierville Police Department has announced a Citizens Police Academy will begin this month to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn basic police skills and experience police work in a safe, organized and structured environment.
Citizens Police Academy classes will take place on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 17 and running until Nov. 19, 2015. The classes are free and open to anyone 18-years-old and older. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants.
Curriculum for the program will consist of 30 hours of classroom, practical and field training. Areas to be addressed include: 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 Sevierville Police Chief Don Myers.
Applications are available at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary R. Wade Blvd. in Sevierville, Tenn. Applicants must complete all of the Citizen Police Academy registration forms and return them to the Sevierville Police Department by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2015. Confirmation of registration will be made following a thorough background investigation. For additional information, please contact any of the following: Sherri Aagenes, 865-868-1697 ([email protected]); Captain Matthew Ayers, 865-868-1744 ([email protected]); or Ms. Lou Webb, 865-868-1762 ([email protected]).