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Westport Police Department Holding Citizens' Police Academy

The Westport Police Department is holding a nine-week Citizens' Police Academy beginning Sept. 8.
The Westport Police Department is holding a nine-week Citizens' Police Academy beginning Sept. 8. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Police Department is holding its next Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Thursday, Sept. 8.

The nine-week course, which is open to Westport residents age 21 and older, is designed to help participants establish a better understanding of the role of the Police Department, providing citizens and officers an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss issues that affect the community.

The program can accommodate up to 24 participants.

Classes will meet every Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The lessons will cover the various aspects of law enforcement.

Students will learn about the different divisions and specialized units of the department, as well as how the department operates.

Academy instructors will be comprised of highly trained and experienced Westport police officers.

In addition to the classes, participants will have the opportunity to experience a ride-along with an officer from the patrol division.

They will also receive CPR/AED certification.

For more information, or to receive an application, contact Westport Police Detective Commander Lt. Jillian Cabana at (203)-341-6009.

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