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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:27 PM by Katie Stamy
The Webster Police Department is currently accepting applications for the February 2017 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class.
In addition to helping the citizens better understand the police department, it, in turn, helps the police department better understand the citizens and their concerns.
The class covers topics ranging from the patrol division to communications division and criminal investigations. Lessons include information on basic police equipment, defense tactics, narcotics, DWI, laws, dispatching, the K9 division and crime scene investigation. Domestic violence, gangs, sexual assault, child abuse and firearms training simulation are also studied.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a “ride-along” program where they can experience the world through the patrol officers eyes while cruising the town with an officer in a patrol unit.
Webster Police Personnel instruct the class, and at graduation, the students receive a diploma. The CPA meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 12 weeks at the Webster Police Department. There is no cost to be a student, but to apply, you must live or work in Webster, be at least 21 years of age, and pass a background investigation.
An application can be obtained from the Webster Police Department or at cityofwebster.com.