EPD hosting Citizen’s Academy


EPD PATCH 2012The Evansville Police Department will be presenting its 40th “Citizen’s Academy” April 2 through May 21th, 2013. The Academy sessions will run from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each Tuesday for 8 weeks.

The goal of the Citizens’ Academy program is to give the members of the community an inside look at the various units of the police department and to create better understanding and communication between citizens and police through education.

This is an opportunity for the citizens of the community to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make certain decisions. The Academy also presents an opportunity for the citizens to voice any comments or concerns directly to the Department.

The participants will be able to ride along with officers as they drive an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC). This course will be a simulation of officers involved in a vehicle pursuit. The trainers will explain some of the tactics and techniques that officers use when they are pursuing a fleeing subject in a real life situation.

Members of the department will be instructing each session and will be covering topics relevant to the units in which they work. Some of the Topics to be covered in the Academy are the K-9 Unit, Firearms, SWAT, Crime Scene, Narcotics Unit, Sex Crime Unit, Domestic Violence Unit and Street Gang Task Force.

This program is offered free of charge. For more information contact Debbie Baird of the Evansville Police Department Training Unit at 436-4948 or dbaird@evansvillepolice.com, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit our website www.evansvillepolice.com. Limited seating, register early because the class fills up fast! For full details, view this message on the web.


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