Yale To Host Citizen’s Police Academy

The Yale University Police Department will once again host its Citizen’s Police Academy beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The program is designed to provide community members with an in­creased understanding and awareness of police operations and responsibility.

In addition to touring the facility, participants learn about topics ranging from investigative services (“CSI vs. Reality”) to patrol procedures; personal safety; Eli, the bomb detection dog; state-of-the-art communications/technology; emergency preparedness; and firearms training. The course incorporates classroom training and hands-on activities.

One previous participant commented, “All of the sessions contained a great mix of both interesting and educational information … and it was fun to be able to see the real world version [of a police department] compared to …TV. I perceive the Police Department as a much friendlier place than I thought…and was very impressed with the high level of dedication and professionalism everyone there has.”

The Citizen’s Police Academy, which is open to members of the Yale and New Haven community, takes place over a six-week period 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Classes will take place at the Yale University Police Department at 101 Ashmun St. The program is free of charge. Participants must be age 18 or older.

To register for the program, visit the website at http://learn.caim.yale.edu/lcdb/courses/classinfo.asp?CourseID=1244. The Yale Police will contact each applicant to arrange for a criminal history check, and an e-mail confirmation will be sent by YPD verifying placement in the academy.

Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 5. Space is limited so participation in the class is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call (203) 432-4468 or send e-mail to kitty.parente@yale.edu.

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Dorie Baker: dorie.baker@yale.edu, 203-432-1345