Citizens’ Police Academy starts on Sept. 28 in Avon
AVON — The police department will be hosting its seventh annual Citizens’ Police Academy to educate and inform citizens on the roles and capabilities of the police department. The Academy will take place every Monday in September, October and some days in November. The academy will start Sept. 28 and conclude on Nov. 2. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
Variety of Topics
The academy will be a total of six classes. The following topics are scheduled:
Sept. 28: State of the police department, crime in Avon, community policing, Avon Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and crime scene investigations; to include finger printing, latent prints, dusting and black lights.
Oct. 5: Tour of the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Spring Campus Police Academy, where citizens will be able to use a firearms training simulator. Participants will be given computer simulation of shoot or don’t shoot situations and be required to react as a police officer in compliance with the use of force policy.
Oct. 12: Drug recognition experts and DUI enforcement. Participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person.
Oct. 19: SWAT team training, where participants will take part in a table-top exercise to resolve a hostage situation and also will be taught basic self-defense techniques.
Oct. 26: Participants will be given a tour of the Eagle County Detention Facility.
Nov. 2: An evening with firearms instructors at the firing range.
CAPPED AT 20
The Avon Citizens’ Police Academy is open to a maximum of 20 students, all subject to a background investigation. All participants must be 18 years of age and older; have no felony convictions; no significant or recent misdemeanor convictions and complete a waiver of liability. Fill out an application today at the Avon Police Department or online at http://www.avon.org/citizenpoliceacademy.
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