The 25th annual Citizen’s Police Academy is coming soon and you'll want to take part! The Owensboro Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class.

Dave Spencer

The Owensboro Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 25th annual Citizen’s Police Academy. I've always loved law enforcement and thought I'd be a detective when I grew up, so when I lived in Michigan I participated in something very similar and it was so educational and interesting! I'm truly thinking I might want to take part in the 2018 class. Will you be joining me?

In a statement released yesterday, they laid out their mission, " We believe that by educating the community, we can foster better communications between the Owensboro Police Department and those we serve."

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 10 week long class that will meet at the Owensboro Police Department for three hour sessions one night each week, and is designed to give insight into the day-to-day operations of the Owensboro Police Department. It is scheduled to run on each Thursday from August 2nd to October 4th and class times are 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Members of the department will be your presenters and may discuss course topics such as:
Tour of OPD Headquarters • Patrol Operations • Hiring Process • Training • Accreditation • Professional Standards • Criminal Investigations • Polygraph   • Narcotics • Hazardous Material Recovery • D.U.I. – portable breath test/intoxilyzer • Arrest/Handcuffing Procedures • Officer Safety • Dispatch – Codes & Signals • Street Crimes – Surveillance Equipment, Undercover Operations • OPD Firing Range – Firearms Demonstration • Emergency Response Team – Dynamic Entry, Rappelling • K-9 Officer – Training, Capabilities, Demonstration.

Registration is limited… the deadline to apply is Sunday, July 22nd, 2018!
To apply click on the following link where you can read more about the Citizen’s Police Academy: https://police.owensboro.org/get-involved/citizens-police-academy/