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Town and Country Police Department
Wednesday February 17th, 2010 :: 12:41 p.m. CST


Citizens Police Academy begins April 6. Contact Officer Chris Hunt at for more info.

April 6th through June 1st, 2010
Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Citizen Police Academy is an educational citizen-involved activity designed by the Creve Coeur, Olivette, Des Peres, and Town & Country Police Departments. The goal of this academy is promote understanding between the residents and its police officers regarding their respective needs and problems. By promoting this relationship, it is hoped that citizens and police can work together to make the entire community a safer place to live.

The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity to educate the public about the criminal justice system and provide insight into everyday police work. The Citizen Academy is designed to give residents of Creve Coeur and Town & Country a chance to observe and understand law enforcement through a hands-on approach. Entrance into this program is by application only. A background investigation and record check will be completed on each applicant.

Several areas of police training will be covered during the 9-week Academy. Some of these topics include Missouri criminal law, Constitutional Law, juvenile laws and procedures, fundamentals of patrol, traffic and DWI enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigations, first aid, and firearm training. Role playing scenarios will be used to reinforce the learning process and give recruits a chance to experience some “real life” police situations. Finally, applicants will be afforded the opportunity to ride along with police officers to observe first hand the daily challenges faced by police officers.

Community involvement is the key to a successful Academy program. Citizen Academy graduates will not become police officers, however they will have a greater understanding of law enforcement and a community partnership will be established.

Academy classes will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. one night of the week for nine weeks.

If you would like more information about the Citizens Police Academy, please contact Officer Chris Hunt (314-587-2868 or by email at

Town and Country Police Department
1011 Municipal Center Dr
St. Louis, MO 63131

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 314-432-4696

Capt Gary Hoelzer

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