11-week course begins March 3
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The 2016 Bowling Green Police Department Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is now accepting applications. The 11 week course begins March 3 and provides an opportunity to learn first-hand about police operations through a series of hands on demonstrations, interactive presenting and simulated activities. Participants will become better informed about the reality of police work and policing in our community.
Classes meet one night per week from 7-9 p.m. at the Bowling Green Police Department Community room at 911 Kentucky Street with off-site visits made to other locations such as the Justice Center, Jail, and BGPD Firing Range.
Any citizen interested in the City of Bowling Green and/or police operations who is 18 years or older with no prior felony convictions can apply for CPA.
Academy curriculum and topics will include an overview of the department’s operations and organization, firearms training, a police ride along, mock traffic stops, K-9 demonstrations, mock crime scene investigations, undercover drug operatives, dispatch operations and much more.
All classes will be instructed by Bowling Green Police Department or other criminal justice personnel.