The Public Safety Citizens Academy is a free 36-hour, 12-week course geared toward expanding public knowledge of the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments.
The 2017 Citizens Academy meets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7.
Each week, a different aspect of policing will be featured through lectures and hands-on demonstrations; one week will be dedicated to Fire Department operations.
Last year’s curriculum included:
- The history and evolution of policing
- Patrol operations
- Police tactics and use of force
- A K9 demonstration
- The DWI process
- Public safety education
- Crime prevention efforts
- Decision shooting scenarios
The academy helps strengthen the partnership between public safety professionals and the community by sharing information and promoting a better understanding of public safety services.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work or own a business in Plymouth. Deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 31. Space is limited to the first 30 eligible applicants; all participants must pass a background check. (A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant.) The police chief will make appointments to the academy. For more information, call Community Relations Officer Jim Long at 763-509-5135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Application Information
Applicants must submit the following to be considered:
- Citizens Academy Application (PDF)
- Photocopy of driver's license or state-issued ID
- Data Practices Advisory (PDF)
For security reasons, please do not fax or email completed applications. For the safety of applicants, the Plymouth Public Safety requires completed applications be submitted via mail or delivered in person, addressed to the following:
Plymouth Public Safety Department
Attn: Community Relations Officer Jim Long
3400 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55447