Have you ever wondered why a police officer is sitting in his patrol car with the interior lights on?
What is an officer looking for when she patrols a shopping center parking lot?
Is a shoplifting investigation an easy 5 minute job, or can it take several hours to complete?
Why do the Orange Police need all those vehicles? What is that truck used for? Does Orange have a SWAT unit?
You can get the answers to these questions and so much more when you take part in the Citizens Police Academy.
The academy is a unique opportunity for regular citizens to see first-hand all the behind the scenes workings of the Orange Police Department.
This is an eight-session course that includes lessons on the traffic division; firearms; legal issues in the court system; crime scene processing – fingerprinting techniques; how patrol officers deal with intoxicated drivers; meet the K-9 officers Trent and Loki (and their handlers, of course) and much more.
The course culminates in a ride-along with a patrol officer during his or her regular shift, during which you will get the feel of what it’s like to be an officer (but you will not be put in harms way).
The class begins on Wednesday, March 11, and will run every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road.
Registration is first come first served, with preference given to Orange residents. Limited to 20 students. Age 18 and older.
Register by Monday, March 2 by calling Officer Robert Amarone at 203-891-2138 ext. 215.
Historically, classes fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate.
Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2015 @ 10:29