GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Citizen’s Police Academy. The five-day program will begin on Monday, June 27 and finish on Friday, July 1.
Applicants must be Greenwich residents or children of Town of Greenwich employees, entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in the fall of 2016. There is a $95 fee for the program. The fee will provide each participant with a YCPA t-shirt, a certificate of completion, and a barbecue lunch on the final day of class.
Scholarships are available upon request. The class size is limited to 40 students and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Completed application packets must include the following forms:
- Medical waiver form
- Explorer club youth application
- Greenwich Police YCPA registration
- Activity and photo consent form
- $95 check or money order made payable to Silver Shield Association.
Completed application packets must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Friday June 10. The Youth Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich boys and girls with a first- hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their police department.
Topics of instruction include:
- Introduction to policing
- SRU/ K9
- Motor vehicle stops
- 911 call center
- Introduction to forensics
- Introduction to police firearms
- Community impact section
- Crime prevention
- Marine section / police boat ride-along
- Juvenile matters
- Physical training (not mandatory)
Instructors for the program are highly-trained and experienced Greenwich police officers. In addition to participating in role-playing exercises, attendees will accompany on-duty police personnel within the marine division on a police boat ride-along as well as a demonstration at the police firing range.
Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk, Greenwich Town Hall reception desk, or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich web site . Any questions should be directed to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section, Officer Dan Paladino 203-618-8307 and Officer Keith Hirsch 203-618- 8305. The session coordinator is Sgt. John Thorme.
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