View Our Maps
Click to Home

Go To Search
RSSPrintEmail
Citizens' Police Academy

City101 Police.jpgThe Steamboat Springs Police Department unveiled 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 inaugural class for roughly a dozen community members will run 6-9pm every Wednesday evening from April 26 through June 28, 2017.


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


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.


The Citizens’ Police Academy is intended to run annually; however, it is the desire of the department to grow the program to twice a year with a spring and fall class. In addition, an alumni association will be established to ensure students maintain connections with the department and fellow academy graduates

Application Deadline:
Applications must be returned by March 31, 2017 and individuals selected for the academy
will be notified no later than April 17, 2017. A background check is required for all participants.


Academy Materials:
    Application Instructions
    Enrollment Application
    Personal History Statement


Contact:
    Barb Simms at 970-879-4344 or .