The next CPA will be starting April 3rd and run through June 19th.
Citizens Police Academy Announcement
Citizens Police Academy allows you to venture inside the Winter
Park Police Department and experience the day to day operation.
Citizens will have direct contact with the officers who are devoted
to upholding the integrity and laws within the city.
The Academy gives you a look behind
the badge so to speak at how real law enforcement works especially
in Winter Park vs. T.V. and the movies. It consists of 12 weeks
of learning combined with a fun and casual atmosphere. Classes
run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each consecutive Wednesday. There is
no physical fitness requirement to attend.
All of the classes are held at
the police department and each week a different topic presented
by officers that work that assignment (i.e. traffic, K9, gangs,
patrol, detectives, swat, etc). The classes build upon each other
with information that ties everything together each week. You
also learn about the use of force from handcuffing to chemical
spray to batons and shooting. You will also be taught how to
properly handle handguns and will actually have the opportunity
department firearms if they so
strive for a lot of hands on activities and class interaction.
We have never had any injuries or mishaps - we are very safety
oriented. Part of this program will also include a ride-along
with one of the department’s sworn police officers during
an actual patrol shift. It is the next best thing to being an
actual sworn officer.
After completing the academy you
will come away with a new understanding of the officers who protect
you. The Academy is open to all residents of the city of Winter
Park, citizens who work in the city, and city employees.
Please contact Officer Lina Strube
at 407-599-3664 or email@example.com for
additional information on this informative and rewarding program.
You must be at least 21 years
of age and pass a criminal history check. The Police Department
maintains the right to refuse acceptance to anyone.