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- What Is a Citizens Academy?
- Why Should i Attend?
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- WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The Oregon City Citizens Police Academy is a FREE 10 week course with a mission to familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department and the professionals behind the badge. Citizens Academies may cover topics on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, firearms demonstration, use of force issues, and police canine demonstrations.
The Citizens Academy is intended to open lines of communication between the community and the police department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the police department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community. Additionally, citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community and, particularly, the problems in their neighborhoods. In this way, police are able to learn and better understand the concerns of the citizens.
OCPD's Citizen's Academy will cover a variety of topics, including demonstrations and 2 off site tours.
Review the 2024 Academy Schedule below to learn more:
Session 1 - January 9- Welcome, What to Expect During the Academy & Tour of the Robert Libke Public Safety Building
Session 2 - January 16 - Patrol Tactics, Officer Wellness & Peer Support
Session 3 - January 23 - Homeless Liaison Officer & Behavioral Health Unit
Session 4 - January 30 - Detective Unit & Criminal Investigations
Session 5 - February 6 - Polygraphs & Property/Crime Scene Processing
Session 6 - February 13 -Traffic Enforcement & Tour of Clackamas County Jail
Session 7 - February 20 - Search & Seizure, Special Investigations Team & K9 Unit
Session 8 - February 27 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, SWAT, & Crisis Negotiation Team
Session 9 - March 5 - Use of Force/Active Shooter, Less Lethal, & Tour of Clackamas County Communications
Session 10- March 12- VirTra Simulator, Academy Conclusion & Student Certificates