Thursday, August 25, 2011

Citizen's Police Academy - Community Advisory

Only one week left to register! If you are interested in attending the upcoming citizens' academy, please contact Officer Carla Magnaye through email at

The academy will commence on October 6, 2011 from 7-9:30 pm, each Thursday night, for ten (10) consecutive weeks. Sessions will be held at the Takoma Park Community Center (Azalea Room) and participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for the optional “Ride-Along” with an officer and “Sit-In” with a dispatcher, which can both be scheduled based on the participant’s availability. There is no cost to participate.

The course is designed to educate citizens on the required duties and obligations of a police officer, and it will provide a glimpse into all aspects of the City’s police department that make it run smoothly on a daily basis. The primary goals of the Citizens’ Police Academy are to give citizens the opportunity to meet and interact with the City’s police officers and the police department’s civilian staff and to engage citizens in practical activities and scenarios that police officers frequently experience so that they have a better understanding of the job.