The Peoria Police Department continues with it’s very popular Citizen’s Police Academy. During this twelve-week course, citizens learn how the various functions within the Police Department operate. The instruction is comprehensive, and allows for hands-on interaction for participants in many of the topics. Some of the topics covered during this course include Gang Awareness, Narcotics Investigation, D.U.I. Investigation, Use of Force and the Firearms Training Simulator.
The next police citizen’s academy session is scheduled for August, 2013. The academy experience promises to give participants an exciting “hands-on” behind the scene look at the field of law enforcement. Hosted in the Public Safety Administration Building located at 8351 W. Cinnabar Avenue, Peoria, Arizona.
The purpose of the academy is to promote the Community Oriented Policing philosophy through the exchange of information between citizens and law enforcement officials. Along the way, participants will experience what it is like to gather evidence, interview suspects and witnesses, book a prisoner into jail, use a radar gun, and many other law enforcement tasks. Participants will learn what it takes to become a police officer, from the hiring process to the police academy experience, from using a firearms training simulator to executing a high-risk vehicle stop.
Whether you are interested in law enforcement as a career, or you want to learn more about your local police department, or just want the experience of a lifetime, the Peoria Police Department ‘s Citizen’s Academy is for you!
To be eligible to participate in the academy you must be at least 18 years of age and reside or work in the city of Peoria. Applications may be obtained through the Police Department’s Community Relations Section by calling (623) 773-7099, or you can complete the application online by clicking the link below.
Click Here to Register Online
Click Here to Download a copy of the application, in Acrobat PDF format.
Public Education Specialist
8351 W. Cinnabar Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: 623 773-7093