The Citizens' Academy, a joint venture between the Salina Police Department and the Saline County Sheriff's Office, completed its fourteenth full year in 2008.
The goal of the Citizens Academy is to provide members of the community with an inside look at the various units of the police department and sheriff's office, to help create a better understanding and communication between citizens and police through education.
The academy will offer an opportunity for individuals from all segments of the community to experience first hand decisions and duties law enforcement officers face every day.
Participants will meet for 11-weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Law Enforcement Center. Information packed courses will include such topics as criminal investigations, K-9, firearms, drug recognition, and includes tours of the Jail, Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office. Academy participants will also be able to ride with Patrol Officers.
This 11-week curriculum provides an opportunity for citizens to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do. The Academy also presents an opportunity for citizens to voice any comments or concerns directly to the department.
Topics discussed at the Academy include:
· Department K-9 Unit
· Optional Ride-Along
· Dept. S.R.T. Team
· Department Tour
· Crime Scene
& Data Gathering
· Police Firearms
· Narcotics Unit
· Court procedures
· Jail and Booking