Registration is now open.
FREDERICK, MD. (LG) The Frederick Police Department will once again sponsor their Citizen Police Academy. This is the 26th session, according to Cpl. Daniel Sullivan, the Assistant Supervisor of Training.
” The citizens police academy is an opportunity for citizens to come out and experience some of the training and things that police officers do on a daily basis, or what you would learn to do to become a police officer.”
This will be an an 8-week program taking place August 7th through September 28th. “We offer this course to the public so they can get better idea like laws of search and seizure and what the Government has given us the power to do,” continued Sullivan.
The classes meet every Wednesday evening from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be a final practical exercise/graduation day on Saturday, September 28, 2019, where participants will receive certificates of completion and take part in role-playing scenarios.
“We also have a night when we will do the standard field sobriety tests. We have people that come in and they have a high blood alcohol level, and you get to see if you can guess their blood alcohol level,” he added.
Upon completion of the program, participants will not be sworn police officers, nor be expected to perform any law enforcement functions; they will, however, have a greater understanding of the Frederick Police Department and how they can work together.
The CPA is open to any resident of the City of Frederick, person with business interest in the city, and Frederick County residents who are 18-years or older, and have no serious criminal history.
For more information or an enrollment form, please contact Cpl. Daniel Sullivan at 240-432-8547 or at dsullivan@frederickmdpolice.
By Loretta Gaines