The Sheriff’s Office will be working with and assisting with facilitation a 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy. In 2014, all Campbell County police agencies (except the City of Newport) unified their citizen academies into one. This provided a much more efficient and uniform approach to presenting these courses and allowing maximum exposure of citizen’s to all the agencies that serve them.
Participating police agencies include Alexandria Police, Bellevue Police, Campbell County Police, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Cold Spring Police, Dayton Police, Ft. Thomas Police, Highland Heights Police, Northern Kentucky University Police, Silver Grove Police, Southgate Police and Wilder Police.
The Citizens Police Academy will be a twelve-week course that citizens can attend for learning about police department and the criminal justice system. The meetings will be held at various participating police departments and will cover topics in areas of patrol functions, S.W.A.T., firearms, Crime scene investigations, K-9 patrol, accident reconstruction, and Criminal Investigations. There will also be guest speakers from the Campbell County Attorney’s Office, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Campbell County Coroner’s Office, Campbell County Detention Center, and the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center. Everyone is invited to submit an application to be considered for the Citizens Academy.
Please keep an eye on this site and the Sheriff’s Facebook page for the announcement of when applications will be available and class dates.