Police academy announces 2014 class dates

December 16, 2013 by  

The Citizens Police Academy in Maryland Heights is now open for enrollment for the 2014 course.

The class, lasting for 10 weeks, will be held on Tuesdays starting on the February 4 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and will continue each week until April 8. It will meet at the Maryland Heights Government Center at 11911 Dorsett Road in the Municipal Courtroom. The Citizens Police Academy teaches residents some information on how their law enforcement officials do their jobs, including investigative procedures and tactics.

Employees from the police department teach the course every year. This year the academy plans to go over patrolling, when it is appropriate to use force or weapons, police defense, investigating crime scenes, and enforcing traffic laws including those for intoxicated drivers.

The course will not be limited to lectures inside a classroom. Students have a chance to ride with a police officer patrolling the town for up to four hours in order to learn what the job of a police officer is really like.

Students must be at least 18 years of age and turn in their applications by January 17. They must also submit to a background check.

Small adult courses sometimes use workbooks to help students learn and keep track of the material. The students write in them so there is a constant need for more of them. A printing company suitable for a job like this would need to keep up with new procedures and laws regarding police enforcement.