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Posted on: February 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Third Citizens’ Academy Class Accepting Applications

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SSP Citizens Police Academy 2019The Steamboat Springs Police Department is readying for the third installment of its Citizens’ 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.

“A positive partnership between its citizens and local law enforcement builds a stronger community,” said Chief Cory Christensen. “In just three years, the academy has evolved into a key community leadership program and a tremendous opportunity to meet the men and women who serve our community.”  

The 2019 class for approximately a dozen community members will run 6-9pm every Wednesday evening from May 1 through July 3, 2019. All classes are instructed by police personnel and there is no cost to the student.

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
MIPs/Juvenile Drinking
Arrest Control
Radar Enforcement
Police Equipment
Animal & Code Enforcement
Criminal Justice Records

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’ Academy is NOT an offer of employment, but a volunteer program to educate members of the community.

Applications and personal history statement may be found at Applications must be returned by March 29, 2019 and individuals selected for the academy will be notified no later than April 15, 2019. A background check is required for all participants.

For additional information specific to the Citizens’ Academy application process, contact Brooke Northrop at 970.879.4344 or email.


Cory Christensen, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Jerry Stabile, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email
Annette Dopplick, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email

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