Citizen Police Academy Fall 2017

The Meriden Police Department is offering a Citizen's Police Academy from September 21, 2017 thru December 14, 2017. Classes will meet every Thursday night with the exception of November 23rd (Thanksgiving Holiday), from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Meriden Police Department's training classroom. (50 West Main Street).  Click here for an application or pick one up at the Meriden Police Department. There is no cost to participate in the class. 

Citizen's Academy is an opportunity for the residents to learn more about what it takes to be a police officer, what police officers do within our society, and why they do it. What will I learn? Here is a list of potential topics:

  • Policing History
  • Community Policing
  • Use of Force
  • Motor Vehicle Stops
  • Court & Legal System
  • Public Safety Services
  • Ride along with a cop
  • Special Operations
  • Crime Investigations
  • DUI Investigations
  • K9 Patrol
  • State & City Government
  • Internal Affairs
  • Media Relations

     Citizen's Academy Flyer