GPD Citizens Academy Accepting Applications


The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2011 Citizen’s Police Academy Spring session. The 5-week program will commence on Thursday April 26, 2011 and will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Greenwich Police Department. Two Saturday classes will also be held from 11 am-3 pm on May 7th and 21st 2011. Graduation will be held on Thursday May 26, 2011. Completed applications and a motor vehicle operator’s license photocopy must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Monday April 15th 2011.

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich residents with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department.

Topics of instruction include:

Introduction to Policing Community Impact Section
Use of Force Scams/Fraud
Patrol Procedures Crime prevention
Motor Vehicle Stops/DUI, Narcotics Investigations
Special Response Unit / K-9 Domestic Violence Investigations
Crime Scenes (CSI) Criminal Investigations/Special Victims

Instructors for the program are highly-trained and experienced Greenwich Police Officers. In addition to participating in role-playing exercises, attendees will accompany on-duty police personnel on boat and vehicle ride-a-longs which are scheduled beyond regular class times. A demonstration at the Police Firing Range will allow recruits to participate in mock scenarios where an officer may or may not have to fire their weapon.

Applicants must be a Greenwich resident and 18 years of age or older. There is no fee for the five-week program; however, the Department requests that applicants be committed to the full five-week program. The class size is limited to 40 students. Due to the high demand for this course, qualified applicants will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the final class roster.

A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants. Accepted recruits will be contacted during the week of April 15, 2011.

Applicants will attend classes as follows:
April 26, 28 – May 3, 5, 7,10,12,17,19,21,24,and 26..

Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk, Greenwich Town Hall reception desk, or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich web site by visiting

Any questions should be directed to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section at 203-618-8308. The Session coordinator is Sgt. Michael Reynolds.

January 25, 2011