Freeport Police Department

Citizens Police Academy

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The Freeport Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Freeport Police Department. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants. The overall objective of the Academy is to provide citizens with sound and accurate information about FPD and the criminal justice process so citizens are able to make informed decisions regarding issues / matters involving the police department and/or police activity. Participants will be able to share their experiences and learned information with family, friends, co-workers, and their community to further improve and strengthen community-police relations.

 

COURSE CURICULUM

Each week, a different discipline or area of FPD is presented such as: Patrol, SWAT Detail, Hostage Negotiations, Shoot-Don’t Shoot training exercises, Criminal Prosecutions. Citizens also participate in the department’s Ride-Along program, which allows citizens the opportunity to ride in a police car with a patrol officer.

ACADEMY COST, DATES, AND LOCATION
  • Cost: ALL CLASSES ARE FREE!
  • Dates: The Citizens’ Police Academy is usually held Once or twice a year depending on applicant interest. It involves a 20-hour block of instruction, consisting of a three-hour class, every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The times of the class are usually 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first day of class is Orientation and the last day is Graduation.
    • Spring Session: March 4 - May 6
    • Fall Session: September 9 - November 11

We are accepting applications for spring 2014.

 

To become an participant, you must complete the Freeport CPA Application below:
Once completed return the form to the Freeport Police Department

Application:

Freeport CPA Application

********THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER********