The Guilford Police Department is seeking participants for the 2019 Citizens Police Academy beginning Thursday, March 19th through Thursday, May 21st, 2020. As the Department strives for transparency, the Citizens Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens of Guilford on the operations of the Department while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance police and community relations.
The 10-week Citizens Police Academy will include over 30 hours of instruction taught in 3-hour sessions every Thursday evening. Participation requires a commitment of three hours, every Thursday for 10 weeks. The training includes interactive classroom participation, a department overview, elements of crimes, laws, a range day and a patrol ride-a-long. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm at the Guilford Police Department Community Room located at 400 Church Street.
Interested citizens can apply completing the attached application or by contacting Sgt. Jakober in the Crime Prevention Unit at 203-453-8061. Applications will also be available at the Department, on our Facebook Page, and on the Guilford Police Department website under Upcoming Events, www.guilfordpd.com. The deadline for applications is March 10th, 2020 and the class size is limited to 30 people. Participants must be Guilford residents and 16 years of age or older. Sixteen and 17 year-olds must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate. A standard background check will be completed on each applicant.