(Dublin, OH) – On December 10, 2015, 24 community members graduated from the Dublin Citizen Police Academy, marking the 4th class to do so since the academy started in 2012.
This 14-week program gives participants an inside look at the Dublin Police Department and the law enforcement profession. The graduates practiced life-like scenarios including traffic stops and incident response. They also learned how to safely handle a firearm during shooting experiences at the Dublin Police shooting range.
“The Citizens Police Academy has, for me personally, been one of the most worthwhile and informative things I’ve done in my 18 years as a Dublin resident. We are truly fortunate to have the caliber of folks that we do protecting our community,” said graduate Bill Brembeck.
“It has been one of the best learning experience of my life. Thank you to the Dublin Police Department for sharing their time with us,” said Michele Troiano, another graduate.
Dublin Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg said “Every year, I think we get more out of the CPA than the participants do. We learn from them, and we end up with great partners who serve as our eyes and ears in the community for years to come.”
All graduates are invited to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. A small number of association members also may go on to become Community Service Officers, who are trained volunteers helping police with activities such as vacation house checks, business checks, vehicle lock outs, traffic surveys and special event assistance.
The Dublin Police Department will likely start accepting applications for the 5th Citizens Police Academy in June 2016.
All applicants must be 18 years or older. Those who have committed a felony and illegal drug users will not be considered. A full list of disqualifiers can be found here http://dublinohiousa.gov/dublin-police/citizens-police-academy/
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