Citizens' Police Academy
- Updated on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 October 01, 2013
The Citizens Police Academy is a unique concept in law enforcement and community relations. As part of a continuing commitment to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement, the Albany Police Department has designed an academy course for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations. Successful applicants must be 18 years or older and pass a criminal background check.
The Citizens Academy consists of interactive classroom and "hands-on" instruction. Topics include, but are not limited to: patrol procedures, investigation skills, K-9 unit, building searches, crime prevention, and use of firearms.
The Academy is free.
Classes will be held one evening a week on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning September 3, 2013, through November 12, 2013. Two Saturday classes are also planned.
How to Apply
Each applicant must complete an application form. Return form to the Albany Police Department by Friday, August 16, 2013, no later than 5:00 p.m. For additional information please call the Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680.