CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY
The Bayside, Fox Point, and River Hills Police Departments are currently organizing the second joint Citizen Police Academy. The academy consists of twenty-seven hours of training, offered in a seven week course, three hours per session. The training will be offered to all village residents and persons employed in the three communities.
Participants will be instructed in basic police procedures, ride along with officers, and participate in much of the same training officers receive, such as; defense and arrest tactics, evidence collection, patrol functions, and firearms training. This program will also provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions about police services and to express any concerns they may have.
The main goal of the citizen police academy is to help the residents of the three villages better understand how the police work in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the academy will get to know more about the men and women that protect their community and why they make the decisions that they do.
Starting on October 7th, 2010, classes will be held for 8 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30P.M. There will be one class on Saturday morning, October 30th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.
For further information please contact; Bayside Officer Eric Miller at 351-8800, Fox Point Officer John Adamaitis at 351-8911, or River Hills Sgt. Mike Gaynor at 247-2302.