Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is designed to develop and enhance citizen awareness and understanding of the police officer's role in the community. The Academy is designed for citizens of different backgrounds, occupations, and ages.  We offer academies designed specifically for Seniors and Teens.

The program consists of (27) hours of police training with a majority of the instruction being "hands on".  Training areas covered include traffic stops, criminal investigation procedures, firearms and self-defense instruction, accident investigation, narcotics and vice investigation, communications, domestic violence and D.U.I. enforcement. In addition, students are required to ride for two (2) shifts on patrol with a certified police officer.

The objective is not to make the "graduates" police officers, but better informed citizens with a greater general knowledge of our many functions.  We also hope to foster enhanced community relations through these graduates and the people they touch in every day life.

Information on the requirements and limitations of attending a Citizen's Police Academy can be found by clicking on the link below.  Applications are located through the home page under E-Services.

For more information contact:

Nathan Greene
423-989-3647
ngreene@bristoltn.org

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