Dracut PD Offers Citizen Police Academy Couse
Oct 03, 2016 03:15AM
By Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: this content was provided by the Dracut Police Department.)
(PRINTABLE PDF APPLICATION FOR THE ACADEMY IS ATTACHED.)
The goal of the Citizen Academy is to offer attendees an insight into the Dracut Police Department as an organization and to give a better understanding of a Dracut Police Officer's role in the community and the difficult challenges facing law enforcement today.
Participants will receive instruction from officers, supervisors and civilians with particular expertise in the subject matter. Course topics may include: patrol functions, domestic violence, restraining or harassment orders, motor vehicle law, Internet safety, identity theft, K9 program and firearm laws and safety. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about handguns from a firearms instructor. Students will also participate in a ride along to see what real-time patrol is like.
The Dracut Police Department Citizen Academy is offered free to all residents 18 or older. Participants must have no criminal history. A background check is conducted on all applicants prior to admission into the program. Participants must be able to attend all classes to receive a certificate of completion.
Applications may be downloaded from the Dracut Police Department website at www.dracutpolice.com or may be picked up in person from the records department.
All applications must be received on or before Friday October 7, 2016. Any questions regarding the program, contact Lieutenant Michael Fleury at 978-957-2123, ext. 123.
Citizens Police Academy Course Syllabus
All classes held at the Dracut Police Station in the Panas Room
Week 1 October 12
INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Fleury / Lt. Chaput, Officer Gosselin
Introductions: The origin of the Citizen Police Academy, Overview of the Dracut Police Department, Tour of the Police Station
Recruitment Process for Hiring New Officers, Field Training Program
Week 2 October 19
INSTRUCTORS: Officers Cotnoir and Bushnell, Detectives Buote and Williams
Uniform Patrol Overview, Traffic Enforcement / Vehicle Stops
Investigations overview, Narcotics/Gangs/Identity Fraud
Week 3 October 26
INSTRUCTORS: Sgt. Quealy, Officer Coleman
School Resource Officer, Juvenile Crimes / Court
K-9 Police Unit / Demonstration
Week 4 November 2
INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Chaput / Sgt. Seamans
Weapons (Firearms / Taser), Use of Force, SWAT Overview
Week 5 November 9
INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Fleury / Sgt. George, Officer Gorman
Firearm Licensing Laws / Procedures, Evidence and Property
Officers Medical Training, Good Samaritan Law, EMS Response to Opioid Overdose
Week 6 November 16
INSTRUCTORS: Dispatchers Bewig and Sheehy, Detective Pike and Officer Bushnell
Overview of Dispatch Center, 911 Procedures
Domestic Violence / 209A, Sex Offender Registry Requirements, Elder Services
Week 7 November 30
INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Pappas
Week 8 December 7
INSTRUCTORS: All Staff
Questions & Answers
Graduation / Presentation of Certificates