Citizen’s Police Academy – Town of Lake Park

Citizen’s Police Academy - Town of Lake Park

Citizen’s Police Academy – Town of Lake Park

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides a mechanism for educating the public about the criminal justice system. The main goals of the academy are to partner with the community, explain the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. Participants also tour the Sheriff’s Facility including Communications and the Jail. Citizen’s Police Academy participants gain an understanding of law enforcement procedures that are more reflective of everyday law enforcement work than what is portrayed by the media. They discover how they can help to make their community crime-free. Participants become sources for new ideas as the PBSO learns from them during the process of teaching.

What Topics are Covered in the Citizen’s Police Academy?
CPA participants are given a realistic view of the PBSO. A wide variety of topics are discussed: patrol procedures, criminal investigation, narcotics, gangs, crime prevention, law enforcement training, the judicial system and a myriad of other law enforcement subjects.

When and Where Does the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s CPA Meet?
2/5/2019 – 3/12/2019: The PBSO CPA will meet once a week on
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Lake Park Town Hall,
535 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL
(Commission Chambers). The course consists of 6 sessions. A course review and graduation ceremony complete the CPA.

Who may attend the CPA?
· Resident of Palm Beach County / Lake Park;
· 21 years of age or older;
· Have no felony convictions;
· And have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of
application.

Attendance size is extremely limited; applications will be available at the Lake Park Community Watch Meeting and at the District Office.

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