Community invited to Citizens Police Academy


Fairborn Daily Herald

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn Police Department offers citizens an opportunity to see what occurs in the daily life of an officer through its yearly Citizens Police Academy course.

The annual academy begins on Jan. 12 and runs weekly through March 30, 2017.

Fairborn Police Chief Terry Barlow said Sgt. Willie Watts will oversee the free 12-week course that details all aspects of law enforcement roles, operations and community service. Classes are held 6-9 p.m. Thursday evenings in the Police Department Training Room.

“Citizens interested in a hands-on practical experience of what law enforcement is like, in addition to answers to questions and positive interaction with police personnel, will want to attend the 2017 Fairborn Citizens Police Academy,” said Barlow.

The academy is open to Fairborn residents and business owners over 18 years old. To ensure that each participant receives the maximum benefit of the program, class size is limited 20 and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications can be found on the city website, ci.fairborn.oh.us, under the ‘Stay In the Know’ section at the bottom of the main page, and in the Fairborn Government Center lobby, 44 W. Hebble Ave.

As a part of the application process, a criminal background investigation is required. For additional information, contact Watts at 937-754-3066 extension 3227.

Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.

Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.