TOPEKA, Kan. - The Topeka Police Department will accept applications for its 31st Citizens’ Police Academy through September 6th, 2012. This is the 15th year the department has offered the program.
Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning September 6th, 2012. There is one optional Saturday Fun Day on October 20th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to allow participants to experience emergency driving, use of force (shoot/don't shoot) scenarios and demonstrations from the K-9 Unit.
Attend an Open House at the Topeka Fire Department on Thursday October 6th, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Upon completion of the course participants will graduate with a certificate of attendance.
Citizens attending will be exposed to the problems and challenges faced by law enforcement and learn how their police department meets those challenges. Participants will learn about various aspects of the Police Department including field operations, investigative divisions, crisis negotiations, bomb disposal, crime scene investigation, crime prevention, school programs and much more!
If you or anyone you know is interested in attending, contact Sgt. Colleen Stuart at 368-9490. Media are also invited to participate in these classes. There is limited space available and seats fill quickly, so turn your applications in soon!
Applications can be picked up at the Topeka Police Department or downloaded from the City of Topeka web site at http://www.topeka.org/pdfs/Citizens_Academy_Application.pdf and mailed to:
Topeka Police Department
Attn: SGT Colleen Stuart-Citizens’ Academy
320 S. Kansas Ave, Ste 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603