Starting on March 1, the Parker Police Department will be offering the Citizen's Police Academy to its residents. Reserve your spot now!Originally created in Florida in 1985, the concept behind a Citizen's Police Academy is to provide the opportunity for residents to learn about law enforcement -- which, for us, is the Parker Police Department. [caption id="attachment_32442" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Courtesy of Parker Police[/caption] The Citizen's Police Academy is arranged to introduce its students to all facets of police work. You will be able to learn about each division of the police department -- from arrest control, to the criminal justice system, to firearms, narcotics, special operations, traffic enforcement, and more -- all with the overall goal of improving the relationship between the Parker Police Department and the citizens of Parker. In order to be eligible, you must be over 18, reside in the Town of Parker, and undergo a criminal background check.
Anyone with the following convictions on their criminal record will not be considered for participation:
- Any felony conviction
- Any sexual assault against an adult or child
- Any domestic violence conviction
The Parker Police Department’s Citizen's Police Academy is provided free of charge, but you will need to make a commitment with your time for this 10-week class. Students will also be given a commemorative shirt, which will need to be worn to all classes. [caption id="attachment_32441" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Courtesy of Parker Police - Official Website[/caption] The spring 2018 academy will take place every Thursday, March 1 – May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. All classes will take place at the Parker Police Department, 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Parkway, in Parker. Registration is limited to 40 participants, so click here to get signed up! Will you be attending the Citizen Police Academy? Have you attended previous classes? Would you recommend it? Please let us know in the comments below!