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West Hartford Police to Host Citizen’s Academy

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The free eight-week course will begin on March 4, 2020, at the West Hartford Police Department.


The West Hartford Police Department will be holding a Citizen’s Police Academy in the West Hartford Police Department Training Room, 103 Raymond Rd., on Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m., beginning March 4, 2020 and ending April 29, 2020, for a total of eight classes. There is no fee associated with this class.

This initiative will foster the relationship between the citizens of West Hartford and their police department by an abbreviated semester of law enforcement awareness education.

Adult members of the community will be invited to apply for acceptance in the program. Anyone over the age of 21 can apply and candidates will submit to a background check. Class size will be held to approximately 25 participants.

The eight-week semester will offer a myriad of educational classes presented by the sworn and civilian members of our Department. Topics will be presented in one to three hour segments. Each instructor shall design a presentation to be offered during the semester.

The purpose of each class topic is to make our residents more familiar with the procedures, practices, problems, concerns, and challenges that face law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. Our goal is to allow our citizens, through education, to become more informed of what our Department has to offer.

Topic include:

  • Communications/911
  • Recruitment & Training
  • FTO Program
  • ESU/Emergency Response
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Use of Force
  • Defensive Tactics
  • K-9 Unit
  • Terrorism
  • Home Security/Fraud
  • Firearms Automated Training System
  • DUI
  • Sexual Offenders
  • 4-hour patrol ride-along

Applications can be obtained by clicking here: Citizen’s Academy Application.  

For questions, please contact the Community Relations Division at 860-570-8820.

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