Fourth Citizens Police Academy Starts in September

As a part of their ongoing effort to strengthen the partnership between community members and the police force, applications are being accepted for the Police Department’s fourth Citizens Police Academy that begins Thursday, September 13, with classes every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. through November 8.

Applications are available at the Police Department at 200 West Washington Street.  The deadline to submit them is Friday, August 24 by 3:00 p.m.

According to Captain Jake Myers who leads the program, classes will take place at the Police Department along with other designated locations officers use for work and training.

“Classes will cover a variety of topics including but not limited to investigations, traffic stops, use of force, court procedures, active shooter situations, patrol and K9. Several police officers, law enforcement officials from other agencies and officials in the court system will assist us with instruction of the courses offered.

“We will host a formal graduation ceremony on November 15, with Academy participants required to attend eight of the nine classes to be eligible to graduate. We have graduated 30 citizens from the last three sessions of the Academy and look forward to adding more knowledgeable, engaged residents to that total at the completion of this upcoming session,” Myers said.

The program also will include an insight of the relations Frankfort Police have with Clinton County Central Dispatch, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County SWAT and the court system.
There is no cost to participate in the Academy, with participants required to be at least 18 years of age and either be Frankfort residents or work in Frankfort. Proof of residency or local employment is required.

For questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy, contact Myers at 765-654-4245.