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Signup Begins For Ridgefield Citizen Police Academy

Signup for the Ridgefield Citizen Police Academy is open and the class begins on Tuesday, March 31.
Signup for the Ridgefield Citizen Police Academy is open and the class begins on Tuesday, March 31. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- If you want to help catch speeders, sign up for the Citizen Police Academy that begins Tuesday, March 31, and learn about laser and radar speed enforcement, and more.

In an effort to connect the community and the police, the RPD Citizen Police Academy educates students about various aspects of police work. The nine-week program may include classes such as Crime Scene Investigation, Computer Crimes, Laws of Arrest and Firearms Safety. Applicants must live or work in Ridgefield and be at least 18 years old at the time of registration. 

The academy provides a forum for residents to interact with the men and women, sworn and non-sworn, of the department who faithfully serve their community. The Ridgefield Citizen Police Academy enables students and police department employees to better recognize their responsibilities toward each other, in a partnership to maintain a safe community and improve quality of life. This program does not train or authorize any resident to act in the capacity of a police officer. The Town of Ridgefield and its police department expect residents who witness a crime to call 911 and/or seek police assistance. 

Seats are filling quickly. To register, call the public relations officer at 203-431-2797 or email rpdmjr@ridgefieldct.org and request an application. You may also visit www.ridgefieldct.org and click on departments, police, permits and forms, or download your application at http://www.ridgefieldct.org/filestorage/46/80/232/Citizen_Police_Academy_form.pdf.

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