2012 Citizen's Police Academy Graduates Students
Twenty-two Carbon Valley residents graduated from the Citizen’s Police Academy and accepted certificates of completion on June 6, 2012. Ten of those graduates were Firestone residents.
The Firestone Police Department co-hosted the Citizen’s Police Academy with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Frederick and Dacono police departments. The academy included 12 weeks of classes at the Southwest Weld Service Center and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Training Center.
Firestone Chief of Police David Montgomery commented during the graduation ceremony, “You are the reason we are here, and the reason we have great programs in our community.”
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a community-oriented policing program designed for citizens of south Weld County and the municipal police departments that serve this portion of the county. The program operates on the premise that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of police officers and the department, and will be more productive within their own neighborhoods and communities to help solve problems and share ideas, making this portion of the county a better place to live.
Classes offered included: tours of the Weld County Jail and Dispatch Center; criminal justice and prosecution; gang activity and recognition; K-9 and SWAT Team demonstrations; mock crime scene and evidence collection; use of force simulator; and traffic accident investigation.
Residents interested in participating in future Citizen’s Police Academy classes should contact the Firestone Police Department at 303-833-0811.
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