United States Park Police Citizens’ Academy

United States Park Police Citizens’ Academy

The United States Park Police will present a Citizens’ Academy October 3 – November 15, 2012. The classes will be conducted on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the United States Park Police Anacostia Operations facility 1901 Anacostia Drive, SW, Washington, DC. 20019.

Investigators, trainers, station commanders and officers will explain the  United States Park Police organization, police procedures, and what it is like to be a police officer at the United States Park Police Citizens’ Academy.

This  6-week course is offered by the Training Branch of the United States Park Police and is open to those who:

  • are U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older,
  • Live  or  work  in  the  National  Capital  Region;
  • or are the parents, partners, or spouses of employees of the United States Park Police,
  • Pass  a  background  check.  We  will initiate a criminal history check  through  NCIC  (National  Crime  Information Center) and applicants may be  rejected  if they have a misdemeanor or felony conviction or evidence that the candidate has misrepresented, omitted, or falsified any information.

Topics  include  Use  of Force, Investigations, Special Forces operations, Radio Communications, Emergency Response, and much more.

For any questions or for information on registering for the class, contact the United States Park Police Training Branch at 202-610-3525.

The United States Park Police seeks to serve people from a wide variety of backgrounds  when selecting participants in its Citizens’ Academy classes.  It  attempts  to attract candidates of different ethnicities, professions, cultural   backgrounds,   orientations,   age  groups,  and  neighborhoods throughout  the city so as to enrich class discussions and reach out to as  many  communities  as  possible.

This academy will not offer the attendee  reserve,  auxillary  or cadet officer status. Our purpose for this academy  is  to  open the lines of communication, form stronger bonds and establish cognitive and cooperative relationships from the communities we serve.

You must submit your application to reserve a place. You will be contacted  when the attendees have been selected. Apply early as there may be limited space in the class.


Author: CAAA Website Administrator

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