Citizens Police Academy to Start Fall Session on Oct. 4

Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

Sign up now for the Rocky Mount Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Local residents are invited to learn more about public safety in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and participate in multiple activities — including new additions.

Sessions begin on October 4, 2016, and run through November 8, 2016. The sessions will take place every Tuesday, 6-9pm.

In addition to academy staples like Elements of Crime, Search and Seizure, Law and Drugs, and Gangs, topics such as Know Your Rights, Green Dot, and Fair and Impartial Policing will be covered.

“We are really excited to discuss all of these topics and hope our citizens will come out and learn more about our department and what we do,” says Yvette Jones, community services manager for the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Know Your Rights began as a way to help residents better understand what their rights are when dealing with police officers in various situations. The program received national attention and acclaim for its proactive nature.

Citizens Police Academy is free of charge but does require a completed application. Applications may be found on this Rocky Mount Police Department webpage. For more information, call Yvette Jones at 252.972.1436.


Ed. Note: See more about the Police Academy changes as reported in our March 29, 2016, article here.

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