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West Hartford Police to Host ‘Behind the Badge’ Citizens Academy

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The free eight-week course will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the West Hartford Police Department.


Beginning on Sept. 27, 2023, the West Hartford Police Department will be hosting the “Behind the Badge” Citizens Police Academy program. The program will run for eight consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

The program is specifically designed to introduce the community to the reality of a career in law enforcement. Anyone over the age of 21 can apply and candidates will submit to a background check. The purpose of each class topic is to make residents more familiar with the procedures, practices, problems, concerns, and challenges that face law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties.

The goal is to allow our citizens, through education, to become more informed of what the West Hartford Police Department has to offer.

To learn more and to apply please click this link.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Communications/911
  • Recruitment & Training
  • FTO Program
  • ESU/Emergency Response
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Defensive Tactics
  • 4-hour patrol ride-along

For any additional questions, please contact Lt. Aaron Vafiades at the Community Relations Division at 860-570-8820.

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