Citizen's Police Academy

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The objective of the Citizens Police Academy program is to allow citizens to learn about and observe first hand the workings of their police department. Participants will be instructed by members of the department in a variety of subjects. These subjects will be taught in various settings and will include hands-on experience. The key to the success of this program is the enthusiasm and participation that the citizens bring to our Citizens Police Academy.

The Citizen Police Academy will be held at the Dennis Police Department once a week for eleven weeks. Sessions run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Some classes will be held at other locations. Each student will participate in a ride-along with an officer during their patrol. We would like all students to attend every class but do understand that sometimes this isn't possible. In order for students to graduate, they must not miss more than two classes.

Director: Officer Matthew Swett
Citizen Police Academy


CURRICULUM

SESSION #1 INTRODUCTION
  • Government Overview
  • Role of Police in the Community
  • Your Police Department
  • Community Policing
  • Tour of Police Station
SESSION #2 THE LAW
  • Constitutional Law
  • Search & Seizure
  • Powers of Arrest
  • Massachusetts Declaration of Rights
  • Statute Law
  • Case Law
  • The Courts
SESSION #3 THE PATROL FORCE
  • Functions
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Selective Enforcement
  • Drunk Driving
  • Bike Patrol
  • Radar Enforcement
  • Breathalyzer
SESSION #4 INVESTIGATIONS
  • Juvenile
  • Elder Services
  • Child Neglect & Abuse
  • Domestic Investigations
  • Drugs
SESSION #5 THE USE OF FORCE
  • Definition of Force
  • Department Policy & Procedure
  • Defensive Tactics
SESSION #6 COMMUNICATIONS
  • Dispatch/Telecommunications
  • E-911
  • Radio Procedures
  • Incident Command System
  • Emergency Operations Center
SESSION # 7 MEDICAL TRAINING
  • CPR Familiarization
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Handling Emergencies
SESSION # 8 FIREARMS
  • Introduction to Firearms
  • Range Safety
  • Firearms Familiarization
SESSION #9 LIVE-FIRE

This session allows students the opportunity to fire the various weapons utilized by the police.

  • .40 Caliber Pistol
  • 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Assault Rifle
  • Bean Bag Shotgun
SESSION #10 GRADUATION
  • Questions & Answers
  • Crime Statistics
  • Course Critique
  • Presentation of Certificates
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