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Muskegon Police Department
Monday June 19th, 2017 :: 09:21 a.m. EDT


Reminder - Applications Are Being Accepted for MPD Fall Citizen's Police Academy

The Muskegon Police Department will be holding a Citizen’s Police Academy with the purpose of providing citizens with a better understanding of the functions of law enforcement, dispelling misconceptions and increasing positive communication between citizens and police. In order to graduate, students must attend the weekly classes. Any student who misses more than two (2) evenings will not receive a graduation certificate but may continue to attend. Class size is limited to 30 students and preference will be given to those who reside or work in the City of Muskegon. The age requirement is that all students must be a high school senior or above and 17 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.

The course start date is August 23, 2017 and runs for 10 weeks until October 25, 2017. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The application deadline is August 11, 2017. Applications and waiver forms may be picked up at the Muskegon Police Department or may be printed from the Muskegon Police Department website The completed hard copy application and waiver forms may be dropped off at the Muskegon Police Department, 980 Jefferson Street or may be mailed to: Denny Powers, Police-Community Coordinator, Muskegon Police Department, 980 Jefferson Street, Muskegon, MI 49440.

The tentative course outline is as follows(note classes may move to other days depending on instructor availability):

Day 1 Introduction, Central Police/Fire Dispatch, Operations

Day 2 Patrol Bureau Operations (Firearms, P.P.C.T. and less than lethal force)

Day 3 Patrol Bureau Operation continued – (Traffic Stops), Investigations Bureau Operations, (Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigations)

Day 4 Investigations Bureau, Operations cont., (Fraud/IDTheft and Crime Scene Analysis)

Day 5 Investigations Bureau, Operations cont., (Evidence Tracking and Narcotics Investigations)

Day 6 Muskegon County Sheriff (includes Jail Tour)

Day 7 Records Bureau, Internal Affairs/ Professional Standards/Training, Youth Transitions

Day 8 Muskegon County Prosecutor, Domestic Violence

Day 9 Community Policing Bureau, Juvenile Procedures (Family Court)

Day 10 Mock Crime Scene, Closing Remarks, Ride-Along Information/Forms, Evaluation of Academy, Graduation

Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-724-6750

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