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Update: The 2014 Plymouth Public Safety Citizens Academy has been filled and applications will no longer be accepted. To be added to a wait list for next year, email

The Plymouth Police Department is accepting applications for the Public Safety Citizens Academy, a free 12-week course which meets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 11.

The Public Safety Citizens Academy is a 36-hour, 12-week is geared toward expanding public knowledge of the Police and Fire departments.

Each week, a different aspect of the Police Department will be featured through lectures and hands-on demonstrations; one week will be dedicated to Fire Department operations. Students meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday each week.

Last year’s curriculum included:

  • The history and evolution of policing
  • Patrol operations
  • Investigations
  • Police tactics and use of force
  • A K9 demonstration
  • Narcotics
  • SWAT
  • The DWI process
  • Public safety education
  • Crime prevention efforts
  • Decision shooting scenarios

The academy helps strengthen the partnership between public safety professionals and the community by sharing information and promoting a better understanding of public safety services.

Eligibility Requirements
For more information or to apply, call Community Relations Officer Jim Long at 763-509-5135. Applicants must be 18 years old and live, work or own a business in Plymouth. Deadline to apply is Aug. 30. Space is limited to the first 30 eligible applicants; all participants must pass a background check. (A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant.) The police chief will make appointments to the academy.

Applicants must complete both of the following forms to be considered:

Last updated: 7/30/2014 4:55:17 PM