Citizen Police Academy

Countdown to our next Citizen Police Academy: Our upcoming Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) will begin March 8, 2017 at 6:30pm to 9:30pm and continue each Wednesday evening until graduation.  The CPA is a no-cost to students 10 week program designed to safely give participants an opportunity to learn more about the Sparks Police, including our duties and responsibilities.  There will also be two Saturday sessions to give students more opportunities for hands-on training and experiences.  This is not an offer of employment, but rather a voluntary opportunity to learn more about the Sparks Police culture and the men & women who serve our community.

Each instructor has specialized knowledge and experience to share with students throughout the program.  Our goal is to meet or exceed your expectations by providing comprehensive instruction and materials to each student.

Students will have many opportunities to participate in police-related training, but student participation in any hands-on training is voluntary.  Some topics taught in the CPA are: Police Hiring Processes, Internal Affairs, Legal Issues, OIS Protocol, Media Relations, Tactics, K-9, Case Studies, Bomb Squad, Investigations, Evidence and Vehicle Operations to name a few.  Participants will also have the opportunity to do a ride-a-long with an officer to see first-hand what it’s like to patrol our City.

We are excited to guide you on the journey to gaining more insight and knowledge about the noble profession of law enforcement and the Sparks Police.  If you are ready to sign up for this exciting opportunity, you can Download the Citizen Academy Application and turn in your completed application by Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 4:00pm.  Class size is limited, so don’t delay.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information about the Citizens’ Police Academy, please call Support Services: (775) 353-2299.

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