Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Mission

It is the mission of the City of Simpsonville Police Department Citizens Academy to build relationships through a course of instruction intended to familiarize residents with the men and women sworn to your service, and the jobs we do to keep your families safe.

Course Program

Our 9 week Citizen Police Academy presents an overview of a modern, progressive law enforcement agency striving to serve a dynamic and growing community. Through the Citizen Academy, you will gain an appreciation for the complex challenging issues facing police today while having the opportunity to present your own concerns and questions regarding the direction of public safety in your City. The Citizens Academy will include, but is not limited to training in the following areas: an introduction to the City/Police Department history and organization, Patrol and Traffic Operations, Criminal/ Constitutional Laws, Arrest Laws and Procedures, Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Investigations, Narcotics and Investigations into Drug Activity, High Risk Response, Negotiations, Community Police Services, Accreditation and Support Services.  Meetings are held once a week for approximately 3-hours, for 9 consecutive weeks culminating in a graduation ceremony at the end.

Course Progression

Department employees and guest instructors present each session and interact with participants on a very approachable manner.  Students network with the Department Staff and Members of almost every facet of the Simpsonville Community. Your participation and interaction are an integral part of helping us all get to know one another better.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming citizen police academy class, please contact Officer Holthaus at rholthaus@simpsonvillepd.com


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