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Citizens Police Academy Offers Insight into Work of Local Police

Citizens Police Academy Offers Insight into Work of Local Police

The Sevierville Police Department is proud to announce they are offering a Citizens Police Academy this fall. It will provide an opportunity for adult residents to learn about basic police work and to get to know the officers protecting and serving our community.

The Citizens Police Academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6–9 p.m. from Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, 2016. The program is free.

Curriculum for the program will consist of 33 hours of classroom and field instruction and cover topics such as 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.

Applications are available at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary R. Wade Blvd. in Sevierville. Applicants must complete all of the Citizen Police Academy registration forms and return them to the Sevierville Police Department by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

Enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants. Participants must be 18-years of age or older. Confirmation of registration will be made following a thorough background investigation. For additional information, please contact: Sherri Aagenes, 865-868-1697 ([email protected]); or Lou Webb, 865-868-1762 ([email protected]).

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