Local law enforcement to partner up for citizen’s academy
City Times Staff
STEVENS POINT — Local law enforcement will come together to give residents an inside-look at what officers and firefighters do on a daily basis.
The Stevens Point Police Department, Portage County Sheriff’s Department, Plover Police Department, and Stevens Point Fire Department will co-host an academy for such a cause. This was released via Stevens Point Police Department Facebook page on July 8.
The release, as posted on their Facebook page, is below:
“Many citizens have expressed an interest in previous classes, so we thought we would inform you of another opportunity to attend. Hurry, the number of available seats are limited.
The academy will consist of a basic law enforcement and fire/rescue overview with tours and explanations of our services. Academy participants will also have the opportunity to participate in firearms familiarization, emergency vehicle operations course, arrest tactics, among other police and fire related training topics. Those that do not wish to, or are unable to, directly participate in an activity may simply observe. No strenuous physical exertion is required.
The course runs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an occasional Saturday training. The academy begins September 5, 2019 and will conclude with a graduation on November 14, 2019.”
If interested, citizens are promoted to contact Lt. Ryan Fox, Plover Police Department, at [email protected], by August 1, 2019. All applicants will be subject to a background and criminal history check to ensure the integrity of the program.
For more information, please contact Lt. Fox with any questions at (715) 345-5255 ext. 157.