The New Canaan Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Civilian Police Academy. The academy is a nine-session program which will cover a wide variety of law enforcement topics.
Applications are due no later than March 31, 2018.
As our Department strives for transparency in its operations, the Civilian Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the residents of New Canaan on the operations of our Department, while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance police and community relations.
The Citizens Police Academy includes twenty-seven hours of instruction taught in three-hour sessions. Participation requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for nine weeks. The training includes classroom courses in firearms, traffic enforcement, domestic violence, use-of-force, and a department overview.
Participants must be at least 18 years old, and have no felony or misdemeanor convictions.
A standard background check is a prerequisite for application.
As a full-service police agency, our Department embraces a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community input and collaborative problem-solving strategies. It is through heightened community involvement in public safety matters that the New Canaan Police Department will most effectively address its many priorities.