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Citizens Police Academy

Last Update: July 09 2014

CPA LogoCitizens Police Academy
Ever wonder what goes on inside your police department? Get your questions answered at the next Citizen’s Police Academy class!

This is a 9-week course meeting every Wednesday evening at the Winter Garden Police Department training room from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The classes are instructed by Winter Garden police officers and staff who will discuss such topics as crime prevention, defensive tactics, uniformed patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, drug identification and many other interesting topics. Also available is a ride along with a uniformed patrol officer.

The next Citizens Police Academy will begin on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Winter Garden Police Department Training Room. The graduation will take place on October 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in participating in the next Citizens Police Academy Class must complete an application and send it to:

Winter Garden Police Department
Citizens Police Academy
251 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Deadline for applications is August 13, 2014. Seats fill up fast, so turn in your application quickly!
For questions, contact Ofc. Sarah Price at (407) 656-3636 x4076 or email at kprice@wgpd.com
*This class is NOT an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.*

 


 

The program is

 
  • Nine weeks (27-hour program)
  • Three hours per session from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Free to residents
  • Allows participants to be eligible for a ride-along with an officer on patrol

To be eligible

 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete an application
  • Have no criminal record
  • Must sign a Release & Waiver form
  • Preference will be given to residents, but those who work in or for the city can fill available seats
  • Class size is limited

Subjects to be covered

 
  • Course Outline and Rules
  • Department overview and tour
  • Recruiting and selection of officers
  • Crime Prevention
  • Communications
  • Internal Affairs
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Speed Enforcement
  • Police K-9
  • DUI Investigations
  • Defensive driving (classroom)
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Use of force
  • TASER demonstration
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drug identification
  • Being a good witness
  • Mock homicide investigation

Click here for an application