Citizens Academy offered in Cottonwood Heights

February 3, 2017 by  

The idea of letting citizens learn how the police operate is catching on across the country, resulting in a number of courses being offered. Now, Cottonwood Heights has joined the effort, and invites residents to attend a training course known as the ‘Citizens Police Academy’, starting later in the month.

The intent of the program is to show citizens why and how police officers do their work, with an eye to giving the public insight into police procedures and operating methods, thereby building better and stronger relationships between the officers and the public they serve.

During the course, students will learn about a wide range of police-related matters, including the legal system, S.W.A.T. Operations, K-9 units, tactics used on patrol, the basics of criminal investigation, domestic violence calls, evidence collection, and the use of deadly force.

The Academy is 10 weeks long, and combines hands-on experiences with tours, as well as classroom lectures. All the classes will be taught by officers from the Cottonwood Heights police. Such academies have proven to be very popular, and space is limited. Interested parties should sign up soon.

The classes begin February 22 and run through April 26, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm every Wednesday.

Courses like this can be enhanced if instructors use presentation folders to organize course materials, keeping them neat and easy to refer to.