Now Accepting Applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy
The Marion Police Department is now accepting applications for the 13th Citizen Police Academy. The applications will be available at the Marion Public Library and Marion City Hall at the front lobby desk. The application must be turned in at the Marion Police Department by February 10th, 2015.
The Citizen Police Academy provides citizens of Marion an opportunity to learn about their Police Department and the many tasks that officers perform throughout the community. Some of the classes that will be included in the academy are drug laws, traffic enforcement, crime scene processing, and firearm familiarization.
The Marion Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin on February 17, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. The classes will be every Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M. The academy last until April 22, 2015. Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Marion Police Department.
The class is limited to 20 people. The application is due no later than February 10th, 2015.
Citizen’s Police Academy
The Citizen’s Police Academy gives citizens the opportunity to explore many aspects of law enforcement. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about basic police practices, tactics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the officers who volunteer to teach the classes.
Topics discussed include drug investigations, report writing, patrol tactics and information, and more.
The course usually runs for seven weeks, one day a week, with each class 3 hours in the evening. The course is held in the basement community room at MPD.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, be a citizen of Marion County, and be able to successfully pass a record check.
Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA)
The Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association was founded in 2001. Currently, the association has about 50 members. Members of the CPAAA must have first completed a Citizen’s Police Academy.
CPAAA serves the community in a variety of ways, including:
- Child ID program
- Vacation Home Checks
- Assist Officers in Ride-Alongs