Tredyffrin Police Want You: Classes Cut Crime

Tredyffrin Citizens Police Academy is designed to help you become one of the the most powerful weapons in fighting and preventing crime.

The Tredyffrin Police Department is taking applications now for this year's Citizen's Police Academy which starts in September and runs for 11 weeks on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30p.m..

The following information is provided by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department.  You can downoad an application from the pdf file attached to this this story. It is also available here on the Tredyffrin Township wesbite.

Citizens Police Academy

The Tredyffrin Township Police Department holds a citizens' police academy as part of a community crime prevention program each fall for residents of Tredyffrin Township. The program is designed to increase understanding between citizens and police officers through training and open communications. You are not being trained as a police officer.

The academy is an excellent program to bring the community and police department together through mutual understanding.

By participating in this program citizens promote community involvement - which is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime.

We are currently scheduled to begin our program in September. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7 to 9:30 P.M. for 11 weeks.

If you are interested, please contact the Community Policing Office to register or fill out the application form and fax or mail it to us.

The academy will be held at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Complex. Below is an outline of our program.

  • Week 1 Introduction and Orientation - Tour of Police Facility
  • Week 2 Patrol Procedures & Field Operations - Officer Safety - Felony Car Stops
  • Week 3 CPR Certification (nominal fee)
  • Week 4 Overview of Legal System - Constitutional Law - Personal Safety
  • Week 5 Traffic Law Enforcement and Operations - DUI /Accident Investigation
  • Week 6 Tour 911 Center
  • Week 7 Domestic Violence - Juvenile Crime - Community
  • Week 8 Criminal Investigations - Crime Scenes - Major Cases and Forensics
  • Week 9 Visit to local Fire Company
  • Week 10 Special Weapons and Tactics - SOT
  • Week 11 Graduation Ceremony


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