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This is an informational presentation about the next West Des Moines Police Department Citizen Academy. It will be of special interest to WDM residents who may consider attending.

This is an informational presentation about the next West Des Moines Police Department Citizen Academy. It will be of special interest to WDM residents who may consider attending.

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    2007 Police Citizen Academy 2007 Police Citizen Academy Presentation Transcript

    • West Des Moines Police Department
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • What is it?
        • A 36-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the practices, policies, and procedures governing the West Des Moines Police Department
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • How many weeks does the Academy last?
        • Twelve weeks
          • Tuesday nights
          • From 6:30 p.m.
          • to 9:30 p.m.
          • March 7, 2006 –
          • May 30, 2006
          • Snacks provided
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • What type of activities are involved in the
      • Citizen Police Academy?
      • Tour Law Enforcement Center
      • Ride with patrol officers
      • Learn about different divisions and units within the Police Department
      • FATS machine at ILEA
      • Graduate after completion of Academy
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • What are some of the
      • course topics covered?
      • Crime Prevention
      • Community Oriented Policing
      • Officer Selection and Recruitment
      • Legal Issues
      • Police Reserve Unit
      • Technology and Data
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • What are some additional
      • course topics covered?
      • Criminal Investigation
      • Accident Investigation
      • Vice and Narcotics Task Force
      • Firearms Simulation
      • Evidence Processing
      • Special Operations Unit
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • Who is eligible?
        • Applicant must
          • Be 18 years of age or
          • older
          • Live or work in
          • West Des Moines
          • Have no history
          • of criminal behavior
          • Pass a background
          • check
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • “ The class instructors were well-versed and held our attention.”
      • “ The ride-a-longs in the patrol cars were very eye-opening.”
      • “ I had no idea what all was involved with becoming an officer.”
      • “ My experience with the FATS machine gave me a greater appreciation for what police officers face daily.”
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • How do I apply for the next Academy?
        • Contact the West Des Moines Police Department by calling Lt. Jeff Miller at 515-222-3389
        • Visit the West Des Moines Police Department website: www.wdm-ia.com
        • There is a $25.00 fee which will be collected
        • the first night of the Academy.
        • Class size is limited to 35 applicants.
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • You’ve graduated – now what?
        • You become a member of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, founded in July 2003
        • The Alumni Association meets once a month
        • Alumni members participate in many police-sponsored volunteer activities
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • Alumni volunteer to help with Police Week activities in May.
        • Face painting
        • Jump house
        • Bean bag toss
        • Food servers
        • Costumed characters
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • Alumni volunteers help with Cops ‘n Bobbers in June.
        • Stuffed goodies bags
        • Registration table
        • Measured fish
        • Passed out treats
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • The Alumni group’s fundraiser is an annual pancake breakfast in March.
        • Pancakes “flipped” by Chris Cakes
        • Proceeds benefit West Des Moines Police Department programs and services
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • Alumni host a Halloween party in October.
        • Face painting
        • Bat fishing
        • Interactive scary story time
        • Craft
        • Pumpkin Toss
        • Treats
    • Citizen Police Academy
      • For more information about the next Citizen Police Academy class which runs March 6-May 29, 2007:
        • Contact the West Des Moines Police Department by calling Lt. Jeff Miller at 515-222-3389
        • Visit the West Des Moines Police Department website: www.wdm-ia.com
    •