July 30, 2012
The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to announce that we will soon be conducting our next Citizens Police Academy. The Academy is open to people 18 years of age or older who either reside or work within the city limits. The Academy is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10, 2012. The Academy will meet twice each week on Monday and Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks from 6:00 until about 8:00 pm with the final class being held on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
The Citizens Academy is not designed to prepare citizens to become police officers; however, it will give citizens a chance to walk a few steps in our shoes to get the feel of what it might be like to serve as a police officer and understand why we do what we do. Citizens Academy classes include a mixture of classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities. Class topics include:
Welcome, Orientation, Justice Center Tour
Traffic Stops, Vehicle Approaches, Building Searches
Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force
Crime Scene Investigations
The Police K-9 as a Tool for Law Enforcement
Explosive Ordinance Disposal
Collision and D.U.I. Investigations
S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)
The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm. Anyone interested needs to submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have previously submitted an application.
For more information and to download an application, visit our website at www.police.kingsporttn.gov and click on the Citizens Academy tab.