Lake Havasu City Police Department has announced plans to host the tenth session of the Citizen Police Academy starting, Monday, February 6, 2017. The Citizen Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to give Lake Havasu City residents an inside look at law enforcement in their community. Classes will be held every Monday, except President’s Day February 20, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Police Department, 2360 McCulloch Boulevard. There will be 10 weeks of instruction with a culmination dinner on Monday, April 24, 2017. There is no cost to participate in the Citizen Police Academy.
Participants will develop a basic understanding of how the Police Department functions as an organization, as well as gaining insight into the daily decisions officers must make and the reasons behind those decisions. The Academy includes courses on patrol operations, use of force, crime scene investigations, firearms, traffic enforcement, drug recognition and other law enforcement topics. All classes are taught by LHCPD personnel. There will be tours of the Police Department, equipment displays and the opportunity to ride with an officer on patrol as well as other hands on training.
Citizens eligible to apply for the Academy must be Lake Havasu City residents or work in Lake Havasu City, be at least 18 years old with no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within one year of the application. Participation in the Academy includes a commitment to attend all training sessions. Applications can be obtained from the Police Department web site, www.lhcpd.com or at the front desk of the Police Department between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and 7:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. The Academy is limited to 34 participants and all applicants will have to pass a limited background check.