Sept. 9, 2015 — For citizens interested in getting an inside look at law enforcement, four community police forces will be offering a free weekly course, called Citizens Academy, this fall.
Sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital, Citizens Academy is a joint effort between the police departments of Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, Stow and Tallmadge that aims to help educate and inform participants with hands-on learning opportunities. The free 12-week course will commence on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Stow. Space is limited to six participants in each of the four cities, and all applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Experienced police officers will provide an overview of how the police operate in the community. Each Citizens Academy student will attend a scaled-down police academy, covering topics that include firearm simulations, K-9 units, use of force, how to be a good witness, crime scene processing, drug enforcement, accident investigation, traffic enforcement and more.
Applicants must be willing to provide information necessary for a background check, commit to attending all classes and be at least 21 years old.
To apply and enroll in Citizens Academy, contact your local police official below:
Cuyahoga Falls – Chief Jack Davis, (330) 971-8300
Munroe Falls – Chief Tom Pozza, (330) 688-3555
Stow – Lt. Bryan Snavely, (330) 689-5705
Tallmadge – Geri Blon, (330) 633-4066