Lakeland Police Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy
Register Now for the class beginning on August 15, 2013
The Lakeland Police Department is committed to fostering positive Citizen-Police interaction and cooperation. One effective way to achieve this goal is through citizen education into the philosophy of community-oriented policing.
Once a year, the Lakeland Police Department sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the police department. This training focuses attention on the internal values, philosophy and operations of the Lakeland Police Department. The citizens police academy is designed to educate citizens on the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects. Participants will have the opportunity to go through a firearms familiarization course held at the firing range one Saturday during the class.
The Citizens Police Academy meets on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for fourteen (14) consecutive weeks. At the completion of the 14 weeks, a graduation ceremony will be held for the participants and their families. The 2013 Citizens Police Academy will begin on August 15, 2013 and conclude on November 14, 2013.
This program will not certify you to become a sworn police officer.
To apply for the Citizens Police Academy, you must be at least 18 years old. Applicants do not have to reside in the City of Lakeland. Complete your application online at www.lakelandgov.net/lpd or download an application and mail it to:
Lakeland Police Department
Attn: Community Services Unit – Supervisor
219 N. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
Application deadline is June 3, 2013