Television shows like Cops and Law and Order make a decent attempt at depicting reality. But, if you really want to know the true reality of police work you should participate in the Idaho Falls Police Department’s bi-annual Citizen’s Police Academy.
This free class gives residents an inside look into the inter-working of law enforcement as they learn about traffic stops, accident investigations, DUI and traffic enforcement, crime scene investigations, K-9s, building searches, patrol tactics, the SWAT team and law enforcement partnerships.
Most importantly class participants will have the opportunity to meet police officers and hear first-hand about what it is like to work and serve with the IFPD.
The goals of the class are:
- To allow the citizens to meet the men and women who serve.
- To educate the citizens on the how’s and why’s concerning law enforcement.
- To work with the citizens in solving problems and sharing ideas to help make Idaho Falls a better place to live.
Current Session of Citizens Police Academy
To apply, please download the application here.CPA Application and submit it to Joelyn Hansen via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 612-8609 or by dropping it off at the Idaho Falls Police Station at 605 N. Capital between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014
Every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (there are also 2 Saturday classes)
Location: Police Training Annex – 740 Park Ave. – Idaho Falls