Marshfield Police Department to put on Citizens’ Police Academy
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Police Department is offering another spring edition of its popular Citizens’ Police Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. for six consecutive weeks, starting April 12 and running through May 17. Class size is limited to 15 adults. There is no cost to attend the program.
The goals of the Citizens’ Police Academy are:
—To provide citizens a working knowledge of law enforcement operations, including support staff.
—To strengthen law enforcement/community relations.
—To obtain valued feedback from the community through citizen participation.
—To increase citizen knowledge about police functions.
—To enhance employee’s instructor training skills.
The above objectives are met with the use of hands-on interactive experiences in areas such as crime scene investigations, controlled substances and current trends, SWAT tactics, utilization of police department firearms at the police range, and observing firsthand how the K-9 unit performs its duties. The majority of the programs will be held at the Marshfield Police Department.
For those interested in participating, call Peggy at 715-384-0800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.