Freeport Police Department
Citizens Police Academy
The Freeport Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Freeport Police Department. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants. The overall objective of the Academy is to provide citizens with sound and accurate information about FPD and the criminal justice process so citizens are able to make informed decisions regarding issues / matters involving the police department and/or police activity. Participants will be able to share their experiences and learned information with family, friends, co-workers, and their community to further improve and strengthen community-police relations.
COURSE CURICULUMEach week, a different discipline or area of FPD is presented such as: Patrol, SWAT Detail, Hostage Negotiations, Shoot-Don’t Shoot training exercises, Criminal Prosecutions. Citizens also participate in the department’s Ride-Along program, which allows citizens the opportunity to ride in a police car with a patrol officer.
ACADEMY COST, DATES, AND LOCATION
We are accepting applications for spring 2014.
To become an participant, you must complete the Freeport CPA Application below: