Citizens Police Academy
The third Citizens Police Academy graduated April 25. The Citizens Police Academy offers an opportunity for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and experience. In addition, the Citizens Police Academy offers attendees an opportunity to make a unique connection with the Kent Police Department and its members.
The Citizens Police Academy will involve eleven weekly classes. Each four hour class will be held at the Kent Police Department. Attendees will learn about criminal law, case law, court processes, parking and traffic enforcement, drunk and drugged driving enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, crime prevention, and specialized police functions. Attendees will also be afforded to experience officer "Ride-alongs" and police equipment. This is a rare opportunity for area residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.
We hope to offer a fourth class, in early 2014. Check back after the first of the year for more information.