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West Hartford Police to Offer ‘Behind the Badge’ College Police Academy

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The deadline to sign up for the next session of the College Police Academy is Dec. 6.


The West Hartford Police Department will be offering its 19th Bi-Annual College Police Academy from Jan. 6 through Jan. 17, 2020.

Hollywood and the media portray a law enforcement career as one of C.S.I., high-speed chases and bad guys confessing within an hour or two of an arrest. The objective of the Behind The Badge program is to address the misconceptions and show students what police officers really do.

The College Police Academy will consist of 10 classroom sessions that will cover practical skills, physical training, and firearm familiarization. In addition, a four-hour ride-a-long with a West Hartford Police Officer will be required to complete the course. The classroom sessions will be held Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., for two weeks at the West Hartford Police Department, 103 Raymond Rd.

To apply, click here to download the application. Complete the application and ensure the application is postmarked by the application deadline of Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Applications can also be dropped off at the Police Department and left with the Front Desk Officer.


Any interested college student who has no prior felony convictions is encouraged to apply. Classes average 20-25 students. The cost of the class is $195.00.


This program may meet your college’s requirements towards your Law Enforcement internship.


If you would like further information on this program, please contact our police officers in the Community Relations Division:

Officer McAvay: 860-570-8824
Officer Roman: 860-570-8823
Officer Kisela: 860-570-8825

Mail your application to:
West Hartford Police Department
Community Relations Division
103 Raymond Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06107

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