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2/9/2017 - The Lewiston Police Department is Now Accepting Applications for its 24th Annual Citizens Police Academy

The Lewiston Police Department is hosting its 24th Annual Citizens Police Academy beginning March 21st, 2017 and continuing through May 16th, 2017.

The Lewiston Police Citizens Academy provides a mechanism for informing the public about the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and a means to strengthen the citizen-police partnership to make the community a better and safer place to live. The overall goals are to inform citizens so they have a better understanding of police work. This is done by explaining the operations of the Lewiston Police Department. It is the department's hope that participants will gain a greater understanding of police work/procedures, opposed to the enforcement portrayed on television and in the movies. The Lewiston Police Department conducts a 10 session Citizen Police Academy for 25 participants every year. 

Classes will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Lewiston Police Department Training Center. Students will also have one Saturday class on May 20th; the time will be announced the week of. This is a free course. The Police Department only asks that each person in attendance make a commitment to attend each of the 9 classes. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

The curriculum includes an overview of the police department, enhanced 911 system, crime scene investigation, drug enforcement, recruitment and training, pursuit driving, the school resource program, TAC team/SWAT team, and other agencies involved with the Lewiston Police Department. There will be hands-on presentations including firearm familiarization, investigations and a ten-hour Ride-Along with a Lewiston Police Officer. Due to the sensitive nature of the material and ride-along, a safety check will be completed on the applicants prior to acceptance into the class.

You may pick up an application at the Lewiston Police Department or print one off of the Lewiston Police Department website. Applications can be hand delivered or mailed to the Lewiston Police Department at 1224 F Street, Lewiston ID 83501. The deadline to submit applications is March 3rd, 2017. If you have any questions contact Sgt. George Hill at 208-746-0171 or ghill@cityoflewiston.org. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.