Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside of a Tactical Squad armored vehicle? Or how crime scene investigators dust for fingerprints? Or what kind of firearms training officers go through? Or do you just want to know more about how the Kansas City Police Department works? Then you should sign up for KCPD’s Citizens Police Academy.
The next session of this free, 11-week course takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 13th through May 22nd, 2014, at the Regional Training Police Academy, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road. Participants also take field trips to places like the Helicopter and Canine Units, Bomb and Arson Unit and the Kansas City Regional Crime Laboratory. 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 structure, information on police recruiting and training and hands-on workshops in various areas. Some of the areas explored include:
Bomb & Arson
Police Dispatch - 911 Service
Tactical Response Teams
The Citizens Police Academy operates on the premise that informed, educated residents will 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 Kansas City, Mo. Each applicant must pass a thorough background investigation.
Click here to download a copy of the application.
If you have any questions, contact Angela McCune at 816-413-3500 or Angela.McCune@kcpd.org.
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