Next Winfield Citizens Academy to start soon

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By NewsCow staff
February 4, 2017 - 5:42:41 pm

The Winfield Police Department is now accepting applications for the next adult citizens academy, set to start mid-March. The twelve-week academy will educate citizens about the Winfield Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the community.

Participants gain an understanding of police department and other area law enforcement responsibilities, as well as the laws that govern them. The academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens on the operations of the department while obtaining valuable feedback to enhance police and community relations.

Involvement in the citizens academy requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for twelve weeks. The training includes classroom courses in traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, SWAT, drug investigations, a ride-a-long, death investigations, as well as many other topics and hands-on experiences. Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Instructors for the program consist of officers and staff of the Winfield Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Cowley County Sheriff’s Office. There is no cost to attend the Citizens Academy, and participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older that lives or works in Winfield, and is free of felony convictions.

We encourage any resident who is interested in learning more about the Winfield Police Department to apply for the upcoming academy. Applications for the Citizen Academy are available on the Winfield Police Department’s website, http://www.winfieldks.org/police, or they can be picked up at the Police Department.

Applications are due by Friday, February 24th, class size is limited. For more information, please contact Tyler at tgaskill@winfieldks.org or 620-221-5545, or through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WinfieldPolice.

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