Citizens Academy Course Outline

Citizen's Academy Course Outline

This is the usual course outline for the Citizen's Academy.

Session #1 - Introduction

  • Welcome from the Chief
  • Student Introduction
  • Overview of Program
  • Complete Forms
  • Introduction to Community Oriented Policing
  • Overview and History of the Police Department
  • Tour of the Facility

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Session #2 - Patrol Division

  • Overview of Patrol
  • Division Breakdown
  • Command Structure
  • Command Responsibilities
  • Number of Officers
  • Number of Squads
  • Officer Function
  • Responsibilities
  • Equipment
  • Weapons
  • Patrol Vehicles
  • Officer Misconduct
  • Citizen Complaint Form
  • Policies
  • Officer Bill of Rights
  • Stages of Discipline
  • Crime Prevention
  • Community Policing Unit
  • School Resource Officer program
  • Recruitment and FTO Program

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Session #3 - Use of Force

  • D.A.A.T.
  • Firearms
  • Firearms Safety
  • Nomenclature
  • Live Fire
  • F.A.T.S. Shooting

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Session #4 - Overview of Criminal Justice System

  • Legal Aspects/Constitution
  • Police Arrests
  • Probable Cause
  • Traffic Stops
  • Reasonable Suspicion

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Session #5 - Criminal Investigation Division

  • Introduction
  • I.D. Bureau
  • Fingerprints
  • Dusting for Fingerprints
  • Pictures
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Narcotics

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Session #6 - Investigations

  • Procedures
  • Basic Investigations
  • Death Investigations
  • Gangs
  • Domestic/Child Abuse

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Session #7 - Special Units

  • Tactical Unit
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Bike Patrol

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Session #8 - Operating While Intoxicated

  • History
  • Detection
  • Exercises
  • Tests
  • Penalties

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Session #9 - Mock Trial

  • Mock Trial

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Session #10 - Graduation/Reception

  • Reception

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