Citizen’s Police Academy

What is the Citizen's Police Academy

The West Milton Police Division Citizen's Police Academy has been established to continue the positive movement in the relationship between the citizens of West Milton and the West Milton Police Division. The goal is to develop and enhance citizen awareness and understanding of the police role in the community. Through this growing body of responsible and well informed citizens, the challenges, practices, and myths about law enforcement will be brought into focus. Through cooperative efforts all involved will be able to make West Milton an even greater place to live and work.

**This course does not certify you as a peace officer or police officer in Ohio**

Academies are held each fall. Space is limited and the academy runs 9 weeks. Sessions are generally held at the West Milton Municipal Building 701 S. Miami Street, West Milton, OH 45383. Additional information can be obtained and messages left by calling 937-698-2677 (ask for Chief Wright).

There is no cost for this program and all supplies will be furnished to the participants. Your attendance is your investment.

The academy is open to citizens of West Milton, 18 years of age and older. The academy requires a routine background check and a waiver of liability. The academy will be held one night each week for 2 ½ hours and lasts 9 weeks. West Milton business owners may attend the course as well. You must attend 7 of the 9 weeks to graduate from the course.

The Academy is set up to be primarily informational. No testing will take place. Topics covered will mirror those mandated for police recruits in the traditional academies across the state. The scope will be reduced to a proper fit for this informational; overview. There will be no law enforcement powers granted through this program.

Topics to be covered include:

Mission Statement
Recruitment/ Hiring
Field Training Process
Firearms Safety
Domestic Violence
Crime Scene Investigation
Evidence Collection
Fraud Investigation
OVI Enforcement
Crash Investigation
Ride-Along
Communications Center Tour
Jail Tour

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