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Free Citizens Police Academy Gives Glimpse of Local Police Work

Free Citizens Police Academy Gives Glimpse of Local Police Work

If you ever wondered what work is like for a police officer in your local community, you can experience it by participating in a free Citizens Police Academy offered by the Sevierville Police Department.

The Sevierville Police Department is proud to announce they are offering a Citizens Police Academy this fall. The purpose of the Academy is to 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 6 p.m.–9 p.m. on Thursday evenings from September 14 through November 16, 2017. The program is free. Curriculum for the program will consist of 30 hours of classroom and field instruction.

Citizens Police Academy topics will include:

  • Patrol Methods
  • Investigations
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Defense Techniques
  • D.U.I. Interdiction
  • Taser
  • Community Policing Programs
  • 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 registration forms and return them to the Sevierville Police Department by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2017. Enrollment is limited to the first twenty-five applicants, 18-years of age and older. Confirmation of registration will be made following a thorough background investigation.

For additional information, please contact: Lou Webb at 865-868-1762 or Sherri Aagenes at 865-868-1697.

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