The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for an upcoming class of the highly acclaimed Citizens Police Academy. K.P.D.’s Citizens Academy is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, who either reside or work within the city limits of Kingsport.
The Academy is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Classes will meet twice each week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks at 6:00 PM, with the final class being held on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Each class will run approximately 2 to 3 hours in duration.
The Citizens Police Academy is not designed to prepare citizens to become actual police officers; however, it will give citizens a chance to walk a few steps in an officer’s shoes to experience what it might be like to serve as a police officer and to better understand why officers do what they do. Citizens Academy classes include an interesting mix of classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities.
Class topics include:
- An Introduction to K.P.D. with a Tour of the Justice Center
- Collision and D.U.I. Investigations
- Crime Scene Investigations
- The Bomb Squad
- The Police K-9
- Traffic Stops and Building Searches
- Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force
- W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)
The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Anyone interested in participating in the Citizens Academy needs to submit a new application, regardless of whether or not they have previously submitted an application.
For more information, and to download an application, please visit https://www.kingsporttn.gov/police-department/programs_for_citizens/citizen-police-academy. For any questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy or for further assistance in applying, please contact K.P.D.’s Public Information Officer at 423-229-9433.