STEELE CREEK NEWS
Academy Starts in March at Training Academy
2011) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will be offering
Citizens Academy and
Community Education Workshops for Mecklenburg County residents 18
years and older beginning March 15. Most of the sessions will be held at the CMPD
Training Academy (1770 Shopton Road, at the corner of Beam Road) in
Steele Creek. Sessions are scheduled during March through June and
again in September through December.
The Citizens Academy and Community Education Workshops provide
county residents with an opportunity to learn more about the CMPD
and its services to the community.
Citizens are invited
to participate in as many of the Community Education Workshops as
they desire based on their interest and availability.
including practical workshops and tours of facilities at police
headquarters, are only open to citizens who have applied for and
have been accepted to the Citizens Academy. In order to graduate
from the Citizen’s Academy a participant must attend the required
workshops within a two-year time limit.
During the workshops citizens will have the opportunity to get a
behind-the-scenes look at the services of the CMPD from a diverse
group of police department personnel. Topics will range from the
history of the CMPD to Criminal Investigations. Citizens Academy
participants also will be able to participate in activities at the
Police Firing Range, Driver Training Facility, and Police
Headquarters. They also will be able to attend the Police Resource
and Activity Day and see demonstrations by SWAT, the Bomb Squad
Canine Unit, and other specialized units.
To attend sessions, you
must sign up at least one week in advance here:
CMPD Citizens Academy and Community Education.
The 2011 Community Education Workshops and Citizens Academy sessions listed below will be
held at the CMPD Training Academy, except as noted.
Community Education Workshops
Mission, and Organization - 3/15/11 and 9/13/11
Headquarters, 601 E. Trade Street)
Selection and Training - 3/22/11 and 9/20/11
Constitutional Law, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure - 3/29/11 and 9/27/11
Internal Affairs and Officer Use of Force - 4/5/11 and 10/4/11
Crime Prevention and
Research Planning and Technology - 4/12/11 and 10/11/11
Traffic Enforcement - 4/19/11 and 10/18/10
Community Services (C.O.P. and Volunteering) - 4/28/11 and 10/27/11
Neighborhood and Business Services - 5/19/11 and 12/1/11
Criminal Investigations and Gangs - 6/7/11 and 12/13/11
Animal Care and Control - 6/16/11 and 12/17/11
(Animal Care and Control, 8315
Community Policing and Panel - 6/21/11 and 12/20/11
Citizens Academy Workshops and
Practical – Traffic
Stops - 4/26/11 and 10/25/11
Practical – Defensive Tactics - 5/3/11 and 12/6/11
Crime Reporting, Police Records, Command Center and
5/10/11 and 11/8/11
(Police Headquarters, 601 E. Trade Street)
Crime Scene Search, Property Control, and Crime Lab - 5/17/11 and
(Police Headquarters, 601
E. Trade Street)
Practical – Police Driving - 5/24/11 and 11/1/11
Resource and Activity Day - 6/4/11 and 11/5/11
Practical – Firearms - 6/14/11 and 11/15/11
The workshops provide
citizens with the opportunity to have a greater understanding of the
department's mission and service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
For more information,
contact Maria Williams at 704-432-1655 or
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story and to read more about sessions from last fall, please visit the
Steele Creek Forum.
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