The Gloucester Township Police Department in a continuing effort to foster an even better police community partnership would like to invite any Gloucester Township resident 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens Police Academy. The Gloucester Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a free 10-week course that begins January 19, 2017, Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The course will include an overview of the police department and the administration, police communications, special operations, criminal investigations, traffic safety, K9, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit and much more. Also, all attendees of the Citizen Police Academy will be trained in the use of CPR for the home.
The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a Police Officer but to produce informed citizens. The Citizens and Police Officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding about the person behind the badge. Through your participation in the Citizens Police Academy program you are promoting community involvement, which in itself is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime.
If you feel you would like to be part of this cooperative effort between the police and the community, and would like to receive a Citizens Police Academy application or have any questions, please call the Gloucester Township Police Department Community Relations Bureau Officer Jenn McLaughlin at 856-374-3513 or email Jmclaughlin@gtpolice.com.
Download the application here: GTPD-CPAApplication