The West Carrollton Police Department will be hosting its sixteenth Citizens’ Police Academy this fall. It will be held Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. from Sept. 1 to Nov. 3 at the West Carrollton police department.
“We hold class one day each week and cover a lot of topics over the course. Participants get to experience the same type of training that we do and by the same instructors that train the police officers. Students also go on ‘ride-a-longs’ with police officers to observe their daily duties and experiences. It’s a great way to show our citizens what we every day,” said Police Sgt. Nathan Biggs.
A few of the training topics include crime scene evidence processing, traffic stops, accident and detective investigations, why and how tasers are used, and West Carrollton’s use of force policy and ‘laws of arrest.’
Biggs also stated, “We’ve always had great feedback from those who’ve taken the course and hope to again fill up the 25 slots we have available this year.”
To apply for the academy, the application can download here or picked up at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or returned to Sgt. Nathan Biggs, 300 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, OH 45449. The deadline for applications is Sunday, August 1, 2021.