Each year the Lakewood Police Department hosts two classes of the Lakewood Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to provide information to our residents that let them see how the Lakewood Police Department and its personnel serve our citizens.
The course is an opportunity for the students to get a glimpse at the inner workings of the Police Department, see how the Police Agents do their job and to gain an understanding of the factors that affect our ability to perform our duties.
Students of the Citizen Police Academy will get to experience what our Police Agents go through when they are on patrol, in the form of a ride-along. They will get to observe demonstrations of how the Police K-9 dogs and their handlers operate, how Police Agents respond to active shooter situations and how decisions are made when faced with having to use deadly force.
Classes include information on gangs, drugs, weapons, the law and the internal affairs investigation process. Upon completion of the Citizen Police Academy, graduates are welcome to apply to volunteer with the Police Department and gain more experience with police work in a variety of ways.
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten-week program that begins each year in the fall and spring. The next Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin on April 3rd, 2014 and will run for ten weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, ending on June 5th. If you are interested in finding out more about the Lakewood Police Department Citizen Police Academy, or would like to apply to attend, please go to the Lakewood Police website at http://www.lakewood.org/citizenspoliceacademy
/ or contact the Police Volunteer Coordinator by email at LPDVolunteerCoordinator@LakewoodCO.org
or by phone at (303) 987-7105.
Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2014