Citizens Police Academy

What is it?

The Duncan Police Departments Citizen Police Academy is a 10-week block of instruction.  It is designed to give the public an overview of department divisions and rules governing police activities.  It is also designed to create a two-way communication between citizens and officers.  Police personnel will teach the academy.  The academy dates and times will be announced. 

Who may Attend?

Anyone who works or lives in the Duncan Community is urged to apply for admission.

The Purpose:

The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to create better police-community relations.  The public benefits by better understanding of legal issues, personnel issues, and departmental procedures. The department benefits by learning specific problems and needs of the community. 

Topics:

Topics covered during the Academy will include topics such as; police patrol, traffic enforcement, narcotics, crime prevention, tactical team, firearms, use of force, officer safety, sentinel program, bike patrol, dive team, crime scene investigation, police canine, criminal investigation, lake patrol and much more.  There will be lectures, tours and hands-on training.  Each division of the police department will be presented during the Academy.