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WPD Invites Residents to Citizen’s Police Academy

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters.
Warwick Police Headquarters.

Warwick, RI – If you’re curious about the Warwick Police and how its officers do their jobs, you’re in luck – the department is inviting 30 people to its annual Citizens Police Academy.

The academy closely follows hands-on training Warwick Police officers follow, to teach the publci about what their police department and its officers do on an everyday basis, and to build a stronger bond between the department and the community.

Attendees will learn about a variety of topics including history and makeup of the Warwick Police Department, patrol operations, SWAT, crime scene investigations, DUI investigations, the sex offender task force and more.

Attendees will also get to learn how to operate a police vehicle as well as weapon safety and handling. A ride-along with a police officer is also included in the program, so attendees can see how police work is conducted in the field.

The program can be enjoyed by all residents regardless of gender, age, or interests; it is not specifically a police officer training program.

The academy runs for 10 consecutive weeks from March 18th -May 20th on Wednesday nights and is mainly held at the Warwick Police Department Headquarters located at 99 Veterans Memorial Dr.

The academy is free of charge to all City residents and/or employees, who are 18 yrs or older, with no criminal histories. Deadline for applications is March 11. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

For more information about the Citizens Police Academy, visit the Warwick Police Department website or contact Officer Steven Nelson at 401-468-4373/ [email protected]


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