Experienced police officers and instructors offer briefings, demonstrations, and engage in frank discussions about police operations with class participants. All participants also will go on a ride-along with a patrol officer.
Topics covered during the Citizens Police Academy include overviews of our department history and structure, information on police recruiting and training and hands-on workshops in various areas. Some of the areas explored include:
Constitutional law, State Law and City Ordinances
Crime Prevention in Rental Properties and Apartment Communities
Traffic Enforcement and Crash Investigations
Police Contacts with persons in Mental Health Crisis
The Citizens Police Academy operates on the premise that informed, educated residents would be more supportive of police officers and promote safety in their communities.
Admission to the program is open to anyone 18 or older who has a good standing in the community and is a resident of or works in the City of Garden City, Mo. Each applicant must pass a thorough background investigation.
Citizen Police Academy Applications may be picked up at the Garden City Police Department or Garden City City Hall.
If you have any questions, contact Chief Thomas Alber at 816-773-8201 or email at email@example.com
*Application Deadline is Friday September 1, 2017