The Fort Morgan Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizen Police Academy.
The Citizen Police Academy is a 10-week program designed to provide members of the community with an in-depth look at local law enforcement. During the academy, students will be exposed to a variety of topics that will give them an overview of the Fort Morgan Police Department’s operations and a better understanding of how police officers do their jobs.
Classes are scheduled to begin on Sept. 10 and will meet on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. through graduation on Nov. 12.
Topics include investigations, patrol procedures, weapons training, gangs, traffic enforcement, K-9 unit, special response team, facility tours, ride-alongs and more. The classes are taught by officers of the FMPD and encourage interaction between police and community.
This is not training to become a police officer, and graduates do not have any special police powers. Instead the Citizen Police Academy is intended to build a better understanding between police officers and citizens, allowing community members an inside look at law enforcement operations.
Anyone interested in attending the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, have no felony convictions, and complete an application. A criminal background investigation will be done on applicants.
Applications can be obtained at the Fort Morgan Police Department at 901 E. Beaver Ave. or on the City of Fort Morgan’s website at http://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/DocumentCenter/View/5393.
Applications must be completed and returned by Sept. 7. For more information contact Administrative Sgt. Steve Brown at (970) 542-3940 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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