Only a Few Spots Left for Cheyenne PD’s Citizen’s Police Academy
Registration is nearly full for this spring's Citizen's Police Academy, the Cheyenne Police Department announced Monday.
Free and open to the public, the five-week academy begins on April 3 and runs through May 3.
"The academy is an interactive program that takes citizens behind the scenes of the police department," Public Information Officer Alex Farkas said in a news release.
"It is designed to help increase awareness and understanding of how policing is conducted while strengthening the relationship between community members and police officers," Farkas added.
The academy will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Safety Center at 415 W. 18th Street.
There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and K-9 training.
"The curriculum will include courses in constitutional law, criminal investigations, human trafficking, and property crime," said Farkas.
"Additionally, students will actively learn about de-escalation and use of force, traffic enforcement, dispatch (9-1-1), and vehicle pursuits," Farkas added. "Several practical exercises will be conducted so that participants gain a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required to be a law enforcement officer in Cheyenne."
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background check, have a valid driver's license, and sign a liability waiver.
Citizens can apply online by clicking here.
"Registration closes next Monday, March 27," the department said in a Facebook post. "We have a few open spots left and would love to have you be a part of it."
For more information, contact Farkas at (307) 637-6537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.