Dates: Tuesday Evenings, from 6pm -9pm – May 31-July 19, 2016 (8 weeks)
Location: Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy,
Park Hills Campus in the Public Safety Building
The Citizens Police Academy is conducted by the Law Enforcement Academy Training Staff of the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy. It is a free course designed to familiarize citizens with various aspects of community law enforcement.
The Academy's team of instructors is made up of actual law enforcement officers and other specialized personnel who provide in-depth discussions and demonstrations about their individual areas of expertise. The Academy curriculum retains all of the core elements essential for citizens to gain a better understanding of police operations. As a result of their participation, citizens are able to make more informed judgments about their police department and its daily operations. Law enforcement also benefit from the Citizen’s Academy because it allows us to gain a better understanding of the views and concerns of our community. Our goal is to foster lasting relationships with members of our community and to create real partnerships with them that will enable us to work side-by-side on future projects to achieve mutual goals.
The Citizen Police Academy will be held once a year and consists of three-hour blocks of instruction conducted weekly over an eight week period. Classes will be held at the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy (MACLEA) on Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM until 9:00PM (unless otherwise instructed).
Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion.
The curriculum will consist of topics such as:
- Patrol Procedures
- Traffic/DWI Investigations
- Use of Force
- Criminal Investigations
- Drugs in our communities
- Firearms Simulator
- Driving Simulator
- Gang Related Topics
- Special Operations
- Other Related Topics
Inquiries regarding the Mineral Area College Citizen Police Academy
should be addressed to:
Rich Flotron- Director of Law Enforcement Training
Mineral Area College
Benefits of the Citizen Police Academy to
Mineral Area College District Residents:
- Community members and law enforcement officers have an opportunity to work closely together.
- Lines of communication between community residents and their police are enhanced.
- Community members gain the ability to make informed decisions regarding controversial issues faced by their communities.
- Citizen involvement with their local community and police departments is enhanced.
- Citizens gain a better understanding of how their law enforcement agencies work and develop ways in which the community can better reduce crime.
- Citizens become aware of the problems facing their law enforcement agencies.
The Citizens academy will be held at the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy, located on the Park Hills Campus in the Public Safety Building, unless otherwise noted.
The Mineral Area College Citizen Police Academy participants are selected by the Director of Law Enforcement Training through an application process. Applications can be obtained at the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy or by following the link below. Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum age of 18 years old
- A resident or business owner of one of the following counties: St. Francois, Washington, Ste. Genevieve, Madison, and Iron.
- No felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
For additional information about this program call the MACLEA (573) 518-2148.