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Greenwich Police Accepting Citizen Police Academy Applications

Sign up for the Greenwich Police Citizen Police Academy.
Sign up for the Greenwich Police Citizen Police Academy. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron, File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Police Department is now accepting applications to its annual free Citizen Police Academy.

The six-week session will start Tuesday, Oct. 1, and meet twice a week from 6:30 to 9 p.m. One session will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12. Graduation will be Thursday, Nov. 7.

Applications must be received no later than Sept. 27 to be considered.

The program provides Greenwich residents with a first-hand overview of the law enforcement and community related functions of the Greenwich Police Department.

Recruits will also participate in a two-hour ride-along program with a police officer and have the opportunity for a three-hour marine instruction and ride-along on Long Island Sound with the Greenwich Police Department Marine Patrol.

Instructors for the program will be highly trained and experienced Greenwich Police officers. Any Greenwich resident 18 years of age or older may apply.

Seating will be limited to 40 persons. Due to the high demand of this class, qualified applicants will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the class roster.

Applicants must be Greenwich residents and should confirm that they will be available for each class of instruction.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Introduction to Policing
  • Use of Force
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Motor Vehicle Stops, DUI, and Accident Investigation
  • Special Response Unit
  • Domestic Violence
  • Police K-9
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Criminal Investigations/Special Victims Unit
  • Crime Scene Workshop
  • Fraud
  • Crime Prevention/Scams

For more information, call Community Impact Officers Keith Hirsch or Daniel Paladino at 203-618-8305 or 203-618-8307.

Click the link below to download an application for the Greenwich Citizen Police Academy.

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