Citizen's Police Academy is August 2
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Paducah Police Department 2012 Citizens’ Police Academy will kick off at 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 2, in the training room of department headquarters, 1400 Broadway.
The Paducah Police Department’s CPA was formed nearly 12 years ago to give citizens a better understanding of the inner workings of the department. Attendees are exposed to some of the same training that police officers receive, and witness presentations from the department’s K9 units, bomb squad, SWAT team and others. They also participate in a mock crime scene investigation and visit the firearms range.
The CPA helps build understanding and trust between the police department and the community. It will expose citizens to a number of current law enforcement issues and the latest Paducah Police Department procedures.
Other topics covered during the class include criminal investigations, evidence, and patrol tactics. The CPA is held on Thursday nights over 11 weeks. It is free to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in Paducah and the surrounding area.
Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) help facilitate the CPA classes and promote the community oriented policing initiative. Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) assist with crowd control and public safety at events such as the annual Lowertown Arts Festival, Halloween on Jefferson Street, and Barbecue on the River.
Anyone who is interested in attending the Citizens’ Police Academy is asked to email or call Sgt. George Johnson (email@example.com) at 444-8548. Applications may be completed online through the City’s website, paducahky.gov, or may be picked up at the police department.