The goal of the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is to educate the citizens of Antrim with the operation of their police department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens.
The Citizen Police Academy is not intended to serve as accredited law enforcement courses but merely to provide insight to the internal workings of the police department.
What is it?
The Antrim Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a 42 -hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Antrim Police Department’s personnel and policies. It consists of a series of thirteen classes, held once each week for three hours. The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the police department and justice system each week. Officers, supervisors, and personnel assigned to that particular function conduct each instructional block. Presentations from other agencies and tours of different facilities may also take place.
Who May Attend?
The class is made up of a cross-section of the Antrim Community and surrounding towns. Doctors, merchants, homemakers, laborers, students, secretaries, salespersons and others are encouraged to apply for admission. The minimum age for enrollment is 21 years of age. Applicant must not have a criminal record, must complete the application and pass a basic background investigation. There is no fee to attend the Citizen Police Academy.
· Recruitment / FTO / Academy
· Narcotics / Drug Class
· Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law
· Radar Enforcement
· State Police Demo
· Motorcycle / Kit Car
· DWI Recognition
· General Patrol Operations and Tactics
· Officer Safety / Street Survival
· Crime Scene Processing
· Tour of Evidence Room
· Use of Force
· Defensive Tactics
· Tour of Valley Street Jail
· Fatal Vision / Field Sobriety
The Antrim Citizen Police Academy was created in order to provide enough information to the citizens that attend so that they may make informed judgments about the police department and police activity. It is further hoped that the instruction will increase police awareness whereas to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase police/community rapport through this educative process. The department in turn, becomes more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community from the students’ interaction and input. It is, indeed, a two-way learning experience.
For More Information
If you are 21 years of age, and are interested in applying for admission to the Antrim Police Department Citizen Police Academy, you may pick up an application at the Antrim Police Department or Antrim Town Hall located at 66 Main Street or download the application below and return it to the Police Department. For further information, call (603) 588-4103.