Citizen Police Academy
The Citizen Police Academy is an awareness program designed to increase the information flow both to and from the police department and the public.
The program is designed to allow the public to view all facets of police work. The sessions last for 2 1/2 hours (6:30-9:00 p.m.) on Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks.
During this time, the participants get first-hand knowledge on how the department functions. There are classes on patrol functions, drug awareness, K-9, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, evidence collection, firearms safety and several others. Each participant is encouraged to interact with the different instructors and ask questions about police work that sometimes never get answered. This forum provides a means to increase public awareness and support for the police department throughout the community.
Due to the popularity of the program, it has expanded into the Junior High School and Senior Citizens Center.
“After meeting many officers, I realized that their training and operation is on a much higher level than many departments. You make me proud to be a citizen of Kettering. Thank you for all you do.” —-Tony
“This was a great course. Please continue to offer it.”
“All instructors were great and very informative. They talked to you like people, not as if they are better than you.”
For more information, please complete the form below, or contact Officer Joe Ferrell at (937) 296-2458.