Fairborn Police Department accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy


By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com



Week one: chief’s address, table of organization and roles, tour of department.

Week two: operations, administration, jail responsibilities.

Week three: dispatch/911 system, polygraph.

Week four: firearm safety and firing range.

Week five: use of force, scenarios, self defense (run, high fight), taser

Week six: elements of crimes, search and seizure, probably cause, legal issues, domestic violence

Week seven: Regional Emergency Response Team (RERT), crisis negotiations.

Week eight: ACE Task Force, K9-Unit.

Week nine: crime scene investigation.

Week 10: crash investigation, OVI investigation, rader/lidar.

Week 11: school resource officer, Unmanned Aerial System.

Week 12: evaluations, academy graduation.

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Police Department is gearing up for another round of its annual Citizens Police Academy.

The 12-week course, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 11 through Thursday, March 29, aims to give citizens an up-close look at the inner workings of the Fairborn Police Department.

Participants meet from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday and learn topics such as police operations, jail responsibilities, dispatch, firearm safety, use of force, self defense, elements of crime, K9-Unit, crime scene investigation and other items. It will be taught by Fairborn Police Department officials and includes a tour of the department within the first meeting.

Citizens must attend 10 of the 12 courses in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are also welcome to schedule a ride-along with a Fairborn officer on duty as they undertake the course.

Participants must be over 18 years old and complete an application which is available online by visiting http://ci.fairborn.oh.us/forms.aspx?FID=63. Applicants are subject to a background check before acceptance into the course. The academy is free and is limited to 16 participants. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

City officials said upon making the application available online, nearly half of the spots were filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information, contact Fairborn Police Sergeant Willard Watts at 937-754-3066, ext. 3227.

By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com

Week one: chief’s address, table of organization and roles, tour of department.

Week two: operations, administration, jail responsibilities.

Week three: dispatch/911 system, polygraph.

Week four: firearm safety and firing range.

Week five: use of force, scenarios, self defense (run, high fight), taser

Week six: elements of crimes, search and seizure, probably cause, legal issues, domestic violence

Week seven: Regional Emergency Response Team (RERT), crisis negotiations.

Week eight: ACE Task Force, K9-Unit.

Week nine: crime scene investigation.

Week 10: crash investigation, OVI investigation, rader/lidar.

Week 11: school resource officer, Unmanned Aerial System.

Week 12: evaluations, academy graduation.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.