I can’t promise any guest appearances from the Policy Academy movie actors but I can promise that the Kent Police Department’s 2nd Citizen’s Academy will keep you engaged and give you an inside view of what it’s like to put on the badge and keep Kent safe as a City Police Officer.
The department is scheduled to begin its second Citizen Police Academy on Thursday February 2nd. The class is open to local residents at least 18 yeas of age with no criminal history. Any interested applicants can access the Kent Police website or contact Lt. Canfield for more information at 330.673.3221.
The Citizens Police Academy will involve eleven weekly classes. The first class will be held on Thursday February 2, 2012. Subsequent classes will be held each Thursday, and the graduation will be on April 19, 2012.
Each four hour class will be held at the Kent Police Department. Attendees will learn about criminal law, case law, court processes, parking and traffic enforcement, drunk and drugged driving enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, crime prevention, and specialized police functions.
Attendees will also be afforded to experience officer “Ride-alongs” and police equipment. This is a rare opportunity for area residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.