The Sevierville Police Department is proud to announce they are offering a Citizens Police Academy this fall. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn basic police skills and experience police work in a safe, organized and structured environment.
The Academy will take place on Thursday evenings, 6:00PM – 9:00PM from September 17 through November 19, 2009. The classes are free and enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants.
Curriculum for the program will consist of 33 hours of classroom, practical and field training. Areas to be addressed include: Patrol Methods, Vehicle Stop and Approach, Physical Defense Techniques, Traffic Accident Investigation, D.U.I. Interdiction, Taser, Community Police Programs, and Introduction to Police Firearms.
"The Citizens Police Academy is a great opportunity for citizens to interact with police officers, learn what is involved in police work and experience what it is like to be an officer," said Chief Don Myers.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.