2013 CPA Application Packet
Info, Application & Waiver form (.pdf)
The Citizens’ Police Academy consists of 8 consecutive weeks of training. Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Citizens Police Academy will start November 4, 2013. To enroll, citizens must first complete Registration and Authorization for the Release of Information forms. Applicants will receive notification informing them of their acceptance once their application has been processed. Seating is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Officer Orlando Braxton of the Community Policing Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached by phone at (401) 231-2500, ext. 202.
Completed applications should be returned to the Smithfield Police Department no later than Sunday, November 3rd, 2013.
The Citizens’Police Academy (CPA) is an eight-week program designed to provide participants with an insight into police operations. While attending the CPA, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of department functions. Participants will become familiar with the actual role of the police, and police officers will benefit from the wealth of knowledge that citizens can provide about the community.
The CPA is not intended to make citizens into police officers, it is developed to encourage citizens to learn more about their police department. Learn first-hand about the role of police officers and the operations of the department. The academy is presented in eight, two hour sessions, offering some of the following topics.
Participants also have the opportunity to ride-a-long with an officer on patrol. Instructors are officers and personnel from the department who are experts in their fields. The classroom atmosphere is positive and highly interactive. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics of interest with instructors.
Who can participate?
To attend the Community Police Academy, you must he 18 years of age. pass a basic background check, resident of Smithfield, or an employee of a Smithfield town business. There is no cost to register.
Want to know more?
For additional information or questions about this program contact:
Officer Orlando Braxton from the S.P.D. Community Policing Unit via email at email@example.com. He can also be reached by phone at (401) 231-2500, ext.238. Although emails and voicemails left during weekdays are checked daily, please allow at least 48 hours for responses to your inquiry.
For general questions regarding any of our other community programs at the Smithfield Police Department check out the specific webpage dedicated to that program or contact us by phone at (401) 231-2500, ext.202 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How else can I stay informed?
Do you want to be added to our Smithfield Police Community Newsletter? It’s easy. Simply send an email to email@example.com with the word “Newsletter” in the subject field and you will be added to our mailing list. That’s it. To go to our Smithfield Police Community Newsletter page, where you can download the most current newsletter as well as previous ones, click here.
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