Citizens' Police Academy

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The Steamboat Springs Police host a Citizens’ Police Academy designed to enhance the community’s knowledge about local law enforcement, their duties and responsibilities as well as its public safety programs and services.

Schedule:

The 2018 class for roughly a dozen community members will run 6-9pm every Wednesday evening from April 25 through June 27, 2018.

Cost:

All classes are instructed by police personnel and there is no cost to the student.

Curriculum:

Internally designed, the academy is set up to allow participation from a wide group of individuals and includes a modest physical element. The 10-week interactive curriculum will cover numerous topics associated with the department and general law enforcement touching upon the following areas:

Decision Making/Use of Force
Self Defense Tactics
Drunk Driving Enforcement
Drug Enforcement
Domestic Violence

Police Ethics
Internal Affairs
Firearms
MIPs/Juvenile Drinking
Arrest Control

Forensics
Radar Enforcement
Police Equipment
Animal & Code Enforcement
Criminal Justice Records

2018 Graduation

Requirements:

While the requirements to attend the academy are minimal, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school reading and writing level and be able to sit for up to three hours in a classroom environment. Students will have opportunities to participate in more active police-related sessions, but participation in any hands-on training is voluntary. The Citizens’ Police Academy is NOT an offer of employment, but a volunteer program to educate members of the community.

Application Deadline:  Closed

Academy Materials:

Application Instructions (PDF)
Enrollment Application (PDF)
Personal History Statement (PDF)

Contact:

Brooke Northrop at 970-879-4344 or email Brooke