Marshfield Police Department holding citizens’ police academy
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Police Department has revamped its citizens’ police academy program. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. for six consecutive weeks, starting in April. The class size is limited to 15 adults, and there is no cost to attend.
The goals of the citizens’ police academy are:
—To provide citizens a working knowledge of law enforcement operations, including support staff.
—To strengthen law enforcement/community relations.
—To obtain valued feedback from the community through citizen participation.
—To increase citizen knowledge about police functions.
—To enhance employees’ instructor training skills.
The above objectives are met with the use of hands-on interactive experiences in areas such as crime scene investigations, SWAT tactics, utilization of police department firearms at the police range, and observing firsthand how the K-9 unit performs its duties.
Those interested in participating should call Peggy at 384-0800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.