In 1980, the City of Manitowoc formed a committee to assist the Manitowoc Police Department in the fight against crime. This committee that began with 14 members was responsible for the start of what became known as the Manitowoc Crime Prevention Program.
- Neighborhood Watch
- Nuisance Ordinance
- Scam/Fraud Training
- C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
- Citizens' Academy
- Youth Academy
- Crime Stoppers
- D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
- School Resource Officer Program
- Retail and Financial Crime Prevention Task Force
- Pharmacy Crime Prevention Task Force
- Project Youth
- Child Fingerprinting
- National Night Out
The Manitowoc Police Department's Crime Prevention Program's mission is to be a leader in helping Manitowoc residents keep themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods safe from crime.
2019 Citizens Academy
The Citizens Academy is a sought after program offered to citizens. The Manitowoc Police Department Citizens Academy is a nine week program covering various aspects of law enforcement. Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., February 26th through April 23rd, 2019, with Graduation being held on April 30th. Interested citizens must be committed to attending ALL sessions.
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 instructed 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; Firearms; Traffic Stops; O.W.I./D.R.E.; Building Searches; Domestic Violence; Officer Dale TenHaken murder; Internet Sex Predators; Drug Awareness; Crowd Control; Human Trafficking 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!! You will also have the option to continue being part of the Citizens Academy by joining the Citizens Academy Alumni. The Alumni are a big part of running the academy with monthly meetings and fundraisers throughout the year.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Sergeant Andrew Trilling at (920)686-6576 or firstname.lastname@example.org