The Citizens' Police Academy is designed to give participants a glimpse behind the badge and to provide information about training, policies, and the many units and divisions within local police agencies. The primary objective of the citizens' academy is to build a better understanding between citizens and the police departments through education and to help citizens make informed decisions about police services, police activity, and why the police can or cannot take action. The police departments benefit by becoming more aware of the community from the participants' interaction and input, which makes the academy a two-way learning experience.
The State College Police, Penn State Police, Ferguson Township Police, Patton Township Police, Bellefonte Police, Spring Township Police, and Centre Count Sheriff departments are proud to offer the Centre County Citizens' Police Academy in a continuing effort to foster a better police-community partnership.
The citizen's academy would like to invite residents of the State College Borough, College Township, Harris Township, Ferguson Township, Patton Township, and Penn State University to participate. 15 residents will be accepted to the program - so apply now! First come, first serve.
CLASS SCHEDULE: MONDAYS -- September 19, 2022 through November 14, 2022 (Excluding 10/31 - Halloween) from 6-8 PM
This is a FREE 8-week program providing an opportunity to learn about policing. Completion of this education program will earn a signed certificate of achievement from local Police Chiefs and Sheriff. This is not a certificate to become a sworn officer.
CSI/Forensics, Vehicle Showcase, K-9/Bomb Squad, CPR/First Aid (Red cross certification optional), Crisis intervention, Use of force, Firearms, and more!