The Manitowoc Police Department and the Citizens Academy Alumni are proud to announce the posting of the 2015 Citizens Academy Application. The Citizens Academy is a sought after program offered to citizens. The Manitowoc Police Department Citizens Academy is an eleven week program covering various aspects of law enforcement. Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, March 1st through May 3rd, 2016, with Graduation being held on May 10th. Interested citizens must be committed to attending ALL sessions. You must be at least 18 years old or a senior in high school and can have no felony convictions.
The Citizens Academy is designed to reach out to members of our community, and invite them to learn more about the Manitowoc Police Department. Academy classes will be taught by personnel of the Manitowoc Police Department, who will be open, honest, and candid about their duties and experiences as a law enforcement officer. Class discussion will be encouraged. Classroom lectures will be kept to a minimum, in order to maximize the “hands on” practical exercises.
Topics which will be covered during the Academy will include: Police Department Operations; Use of Force; Taser; Pepper Spray; Firearms; Traffic Stops; O.W.I./D.R.E.; Building Searches; Domestic Violence; Crime Scene Investigations; Drug Awareness; Gangs; School Resource Officer program; Internet Sex Predator Demonstration; Voice Stress Analyzer and Courtroom Testimony.
The goal of the Citizens Academy is to provide graduates with a working knowledge of the Manitowoc Police Department, and to strengthen community support and involvement with the department. We look forward to your participation!!
Interested citizens should complete an application and return it in person to the Manitowoc Police Department by 4:30 PM on January 23rd, 2016. The Application is available here or at the Manitowoc Police Departments front desk. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Sergeant Bruce Jacobs at (920)686-6576.