The Citizens’ Police Academy gives participants an opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
The program provides a unique learning experience. Officers and staff conduct training in areas of their own expertise. Participants become aware of how the police department functions in the community.
The participants gain a practical view of policing and its complexity in these changing times. They obtain a new and informed understanding of the law enforcement profession.
Community-based policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in a community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized and effective crime prevention effort.
This academy is not designed as a training program to become a certified Law Enforcement Officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
For more Information Contact: Sgt. Allen Shields (937) 599-1010
Applications to attend are available at the Bellefontaine Police Department or by clicking on the link below to download.
The purpose of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to give the citizens of Bellefontaine an overview of how their Police Department operates, to enhance the lines of communication between the citizen and police, to provide stronger relations with the ultimate goal being
THE REDUCTION OF CRIME IN THE COMMUNITY. ____________________________
Classes are held on Thursday Nights for 13 weeks. From February 7 to May 9, 2019.
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Location: Bellefontaine Police Department Training Room, 135 N. Detroit St.
The course will be limited to 18 participants.
The classes are informal/dress code is casual.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions, give feedback, and advise us of any special concerns they may have. This is a program where you learn about your Police Department and what is happening in your community. You learn how you can help and increase safety with personal and community crime prevention.
You must be a resident of Bellefontaine OR be affiliated with a Bellefontaine business or organization. Registration Priority given to residents. You must be 18 years old, a criminal history check will be conducted, and you must have NO felony convictions.
Misdemeanor convictions within the last five years, or multiple misdemeanor convictions, may disqualify you from participation, at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
You may be disqualified to participate for any reason at the discretion of the Chief of Police.