The Danbury Police Department is offering the Citizen’s Police Academy to residents, business owners and people who work in the city. There is no participation fee.
The course is intended to give people the opportunity to learn more about the operations of the police department and police procedures. It is not intended to make citizens into police officers, but rather to heighten awareness of both the public and police in an effort to develop a partnership between both. Participants will have an opportunity to role-play and have hands on experience with the tools of the police trade. The Danbury Police Department is hoping to improve relations with residents, breakdown barriers between the police and the public and enhanced police/community relations.
The Citizen’s Police Academy requires a commitment of one night per week for eleven weeks beginning Tuesday September 13. The academy will continue every Tuesday evening, until November 22, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Applications must be submitted by September 6th. Classes are open to 25 people each session.