The Newport Police Department is pleased to announce its fifth Citizens’ Police Academy, beginning April 19th and concluding June 21st. The Citizens’ Police Academy provides an exciting opportunity for citizens to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of local law enforcement. It is designed to give an overview of the various aspects of the Newport Police Department’s function and operational procedures. Students will learn, directly from our police personnel, such topics as Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Officer Safety and Defensive Tactics, Use of Deadly Force (with a Firearms Training segment), Internal Affairs Investigations, and more.
The Academy is ten consecutive weeks, meeting every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens’ Academy. A background check will be conducted to confirm eligibility. Class size is limited to 25. Acceptance is based upon qualifications and background. There is no cost to participate in the Citizens’ Academy. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the class is filled.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348 to learn more. Applications may be picked up at the Department at City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway in Newport, or online at http://newportoregon.gov/dept/npd/cpa.asp.