NPD announces Citizen's Police Academy

The Norwalk Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy, beginning March 26 and concluding May 28. The 10-week program will meet from 6 through 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the police department training room. "Our goal is to form a partnership with the community by increasing the understanding between citizens and police officers. We will focus on 17 different areas of law enforcement which will include active involvement and participation with the students," Capt. Dave Light said in a prepared statement.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

The Norwalk Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy, beginning March 26 and concluding May 28. The 10-week program will meet from 6 through 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the police department training room.

"Our goal is to form a partnership with the community by increasing the understanding between citizens and police officers. We will focus on 17 different areas of law enforcement which will include active involvement and participation with the students," Capt. Dave Light said in a prepared statement.

Residents can pick up applications at the Norwalk Police Department, 37 N. Linwood Ave. Class size is limited to the first 18 applications returned. Applications must be returned by March 16 to enroll.

For further information call Light at (419)663-6780.

Comments

Betherella

Citizens on Patrol! I always thought it would be cool to have that around here!

swiss family

here is another attempt to get people involved in their neighborhoods, and the crime level around them. i think in theory this is a great idea, but it is had to utilize, in practice, partly because of all of the red tape involved with it.

a few years back, they tried to impliment a "bloch watch" program , which would have been the same thing, but, after a few meeting, it was pretty clear that there were going to be problems..it became all to clear that there were some people getting involved, that had personal vandetta's going on against other neighbors..and it also became clear that some of the neighbors were experiencing the "super cop" syndrom, where they wanted a badge, and permission to arrest whomever they thought wasn't obeying the laws..it also became clear that there were problems with some of the policemen.. some of them were very suspicous of the people who were getting involved with the program, and instead of heeding their imput, they were alarmed with whomever had ideas, or complaints.. and tried to investigate the person making the complaint, instead of really listening to what or who they are complaining about...

it would be awesome if this program worked, and i give alot of credit to officer Light.. he is a good man, and an outstanding officer..and he does try his best to impliment the program to the best of his ability, with the highest level of integrity to all involved.. and i do wish the program alot of luck..i just don't know how you get past all of the pitfalls

David Deerest.

oh swiss...it's such a mis-spelled mess. I can't even go there...please start checking your spelling errors, you type like you're 7 years old. It makes me nuts because there's no effort in CHECKING what you write.

right to the point

WOW