2016 Citizen Police Academy applications are being accepted!

MPPD logoThe Mount Pleasant Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen Police Academy. This 12 week academy is scheduled to start Tuesday, September 6th and run through Tuesday, November 22th, there is no cost to attend. We will meet once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM in the Mount Pleasant police department training room. In addition, there will be 3 Saturday classes offered for more hands on experiences.

The Citizen Police Academy provides citizens an educational opportunity to learn more about the role of the Mount Pleasant Police Department and it’s Police Officers. It promotes a better understanding of the expectations the community has of our department, and to provide the applicant with a better understand of the training and the role a Police Officer has in the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Our Police Academy will provide lectures, demonstrations and hands on experiences much like a new Police Officers experience in their basic recruit training. Some of the topics, but not limited to, will discuss Police Officer tactics, equipment, crime scene and vehicle crash investigations, firearms training and police vehicle driving. Guest speakers will include representatives from Municipal and Circuit Court system, NAMI of Racine, Wisconsin State Patrol, Medical Examiner’s Office and Racine County Victim Witness.

This training is not designed to certify citizens to perform law enforcement services. This training is to provide the community with a better understanding of the responsibilities a Police Officer has in their day-to-day role in the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Class size will be limited to 20 participants. If you are interested in attending this session, an application can be obtained at the following:

Mount Pleasant Police Department web site (under the menu title Citizen Police Academy)
Mount Pleasant Police Department Face book page
Mount Pleasant Police Department Lobby
or contact Sgt. David Stroupe (dstroupe@mtpleasantwi.gov).

Online Application

http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/187/Police-Department (under the menu title Citizen Police Academy)

Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Friday August 19, 2016.