The Chandler Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to give citizens a better understanding of the guidelines within which an officer functions and a better understanding of why officers handle situations as they do. The academy combines instruction in police procedures and theory with practical, hands-on scenarios. Some of the courses include: Media and the Law, Firearms Training, Gang Awareness, Patrol Functions, K-9 Program, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Law, and Use of Force.
The 13-week Academy begins February 15, 2012, and runs through April 25, 2012. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at the Chandler Police Department Main Precinct, 250 East Chicago Street. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must work, live, or attend school in the City of Chandler; and must pass a basic background check.
Applications are available online at chandlerpd.com/community/citizens-academy. To have the application mailed directly to you or if you have additional questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 480-782-4521.