Coming Fall of 2014 is the Third Annual OFallon Police Department Citizen Police Academy.
The Academy is now enrolling and will begin on September 9.
This Academy provides a great opportunity for our citizens to learn more about law enforcement and our Police Department, said Mayor Gary Graham. I encourage you to get your application in early as the spots will fill up quickly.
The Academy will be taught by officers from the OFallon Police Department and guest speakers from other agencies. This academy is open to citizens of OFallon and persons working in the OFallon area.
There will be a tax deductible $25 course fee to the participants; that will be donated to The BACKSTOPPERS, Inc..
The Academy is designed to give participants a realistic view of police work by providing instruction and education on different aspects of law enforcement.
Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. and will run September 9, 2014 through October 28, 2014. The Academy will be held in the OFallon Public Safety Community room (285 N. Seven Hills Road) and will be open to the first 20 qualified applicants, who are 21 years of age or older.
Participants will be introduced to the structure of the Police Department as well as basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs. Topics will include, but are not limited to, patrol tactics, general investigations, firearms, response to resistance, CPR and AED training.
Due to the nature of the course and curriculum, individuals with prior felony and/or certain misdemeanor charges/convictions will be declined.
Applications are due no later than August 4, 2014. Interested persons are encouraged to come to the OFallon Police Department to pick up an application or print a copy from our website: www.ofallon.org/citizens-police-academy
Questions regarding the Citizen Police Academy should be directed to the Academy Coordinator, Capt. Mark Berry 618.624.9512 firstname.lastname@example.org.