In order to enhance and develop citizen awareness and understanding of the police role in the community, the Johnson City Police Department has developed a Citizen's Police Academy. This new concept in law enforcement is designed for citizens of different backgrounds and occupations.
The nine-week academy program consists of police training, and areas covered include traffic stops, investigation procedures, S.W.A.T., K-9, vice and narcotics investigations, firearms, self-defense instruction, hiring and selection process, support services, and 911 functions. Participants also must ride along with JCPD officers.
The objective of this course is not to make graduates police officers, but better informed citizens with a greater general knowledge of our many functions. We hope to foster enhanced community relations through these graduates.
This year's first session is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016. Participants must be at least 21 years old, physically able to meet training requirements, available to attend nine three-hour weekly sessions and one eight-hour Saturday session, available to ride with a patrol officer for two eight-hour shifts, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history.
Deadline for registration is Friday, April 15, 2016. Applications must be turned in by then for processing, and can be obtained from the Johnson City Police Department (601 E. Main Street) or by clicking here.
Junior Police Academy
2016 Junior Police Academy - July 11-15, 2016.
The Junior Police Academy is geared toward area youth, both males and females between the ages of 15 and 18. The Academy is held at the Johnson City Police Department training facility.
Cadets attend a 40-hour course culminating in a team-oriented competition that involves skills, knowledge, and abilities they have learned through interesting and knowledgeable instruction. During their week of instruction, the cadets will experience what it is like to go through a real police academy and, although not as comprehensive or demanding, the cadets will learn the same skills.
The Junior Police Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a hands-on learning experience for young people in topics such as Crime Scene Investigations, Traffic Stops, DUI Enforcement, and Police Use-of-Force as well as learning about the Johnson City Police Department’s Explorer Program.
For more information, contact Officer Jaeda Burkey or Glenda Aschenback at (423) 434-6122. Forms will be available soon for registration. To download forms and register, click here. Each class is limited to 24 students.