The Citizenís Police Academy is a community serving project,
which seeks to involve all concerned citizens in the safety
and welfare of their community. Together, we can create a
coalition of citizens and police working together to make
the City of Rogers an even safer place to work and live.
The academy is designed to foster a better understanding and
improve communication between citizens and police through
knowledge. The intent of the academy is to provide a real
working knowledge of police operations instead of what is
displayed in the media. Citizens of Rogers are given an
opportunity to increase their understanding of how police
officers are trained, the skills required, and the daily
responsibilities involved in serving the community. The
department will have an opportunity to gain insight into how
citizens feel about their police department and, in doing so
will be provided with an effective way to better serve and
address the concerns of the residents.
Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, patrol
tactics, firearms familiarity, and many other related
subjects. They will learn about the processing of a crime
scene, conduct a ride-along with an officer, and watch a K-9
demonstration. All of this takes place in a safe and
entertaining training environment. The objective of the
academy is not to make police officers out of the graduates,
but rather to make them better informed citizens, with an
accurate knowledge of our many responsibilities and
functions. Participants will meet for approximately three
hours once a week for 10 weeks, with one additional Saturday
sessions. There will be a graduation ceremony honoring our
participants upon the completion of the academy. There is no
cost to attend to academy.
We would like to encourage interested citizens to please
submit your application soon as the class has limited
seating. Applicants must have no criminal convictions within
the last three years and must be at least 21 years of age.
Applications are available on-line or at the Rogers Police
Department and can be submitted by mail, fax or hand
delivered to the records department. If you desire
additional information, please contact the Public
Information Officer at 479.986.3635.
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