The Bayside, Fox Point, & River Hills Police Academy will be starting with its first class in early April.
The academy consists of twenty-seven hours of training, three hours per session. The training will be offered to all village residents and persons employed in the three communities.
Participants will be instructed in the basic police procedures, ride along with officers, and participate in much of the same training officers receive, such as; defense and arrest tactics, evidence collection, patrol functions, and firearms training. This program will also provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions about police services and to express any concerns they may have.
The main goal of the citizen police academy is to help the residents of the three villages better understand how the police work in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the academy will get to know more about the men and women that protect their community and why they make the decisions that they do.
Starting April 8th, 2010, classes will be held for 8 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. There will be one class on Saturday morning, April 17th.
Applicants must be:
- At least 21 years of age.
- Bayside, Fox Point, or River Hills resident, property owner, do a majority of their work, or be an active member of a social organization in the listed communities.
- No felony convictions
- Applicant, or their immediate family, must not be under investigation for criminal activity.
- Applicant, or their immediate family, can have no pending or active, criminal, municipal, court cases with the Bayside, Fox Point, or River Hills.
Brochures are available at the Bayside, Fox Point, & River Hills Police Departments.