2019 Citizens Academy
Applications Accepted October 15th through December 14th.
Every Tuesday evening from January 8, 2019 through March 26, 2019.
Program PurposeThe Citizens Academy, provided by the Richland Police Department, runs from January to March every year. The academy provides information about the operation and programs of the police department and the local criminal justice system.
The Citizens Academy will give you a better understanding of police operations in our community. It allows police officers, as well as other members of the criminal justice system, an opportunity to hear your perception of how our department is serving your needs.
Topics included are:
- Accident investigation
- Bomb squad
- Community services
- Criminal investigations
- Criminal law
- Defensive tactics
- Department structure and ethics
- Judicial / court system
- Juvenile justice
- Metro Drug Task Force
- Patrol procedures
- Support services division
- SWAT team
- Tour of communications center
- Tour of jail
- Traffic enforcement
Attending the Academy
The Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Richland Police Station. The academy will consist of 12 sessions and one Saturday as a field day. There is no cost to attend.
Due to the sensitive nature of some of the material presented, persons wishing to attend will have to successfully pass a limited background check.
Written applications are required. The application will be posted here, or you can pick up an application at the Richland Police Station, City Hall, or Library. Class fills quickly, so don't delay.
Get the 2019 Citizens Academy Application here.
For more information about the Citizens' Academy please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Cerise Peck at (509) 942-7636.