8/3/2017 NPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy
Graduates from the Spring-2017 Session of the Noblesville Police Department Civilian Academy (front row from left) Lt. Bruce Barnes, Sherri Roberts, Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Kyren Winfrey, Chad Hutson, Jackie Booth, Chief Kevin Jowitt. (Middle row from left) Miranda Cunningham, Lauren Netherton, Barbara Ryberg, David Ryberg, Darin Hutson. Back Row: David Hight, Brad Gien, Tim Nash, Melissa Roberts. Not pictured: Adam Bray.
The Noblesville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The academy is an 11-week course, free of charge, designed to provide community members with an opportunity to become better acquainted with our professional staff and to learn about police procedures.
The Academy will familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department. This includes classes on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, juvenile law, firearms demonstration, emergency vehicle operations, use of force issues and police canine demonstration. Participants will also have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness the street-activity our officers encounter on a day-to-day basis.
The objective of the Citizens Police Academy is not to create quasi-cops, but to produce informed citizens.
The academy is intended to open lines of communication between the community and the police department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the police department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community.
Additionally, citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community and particularly, the problems in their neighborhood. In this way, police are able to learn and better understand the concerns of the citizens.
Eligible candidates must:
Be at least 16 years of age
Have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the last (3) years
Pass a background check
Reside or be employed in Noblesville
The next academy session will begin on Sept. 13 and will conclude on Nov. 22, with a graduation ceremony. Classes are scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday.
Applications are available online at www.cityofnoblesville.org/police or at the Noblesville Police Department. Class size is limited.
For further information please contact Lieutenant Bruce Barnes at (317) 776-6340, ext. 1243 or at firstname.lastname@example.org