Thu, Feb 1 at 6:00pm - Thu, Apr 25 at 9:30pm
Bellefontaine Police Department Training Room
135 N. Detroit St. 

The Citizens’ Police Academy gives participants an opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of the Bellefontaine Police Department. This program provides a unique leaning experience. Officers and staff conduct training in areas of their own expertise. Participants become aware of how the police department functions in the community. The participants gain a practical view of policing and its complexity in these changing times. They obtain a new and informed understanding of the law enforcement profession.

Community-based policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in a community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized an effective crime prevention effort.

Course content includes but is not limited to: Tour of Police station and jail, 9-1-1 center tour, k-9 Unit, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations, Patrol Procedures and Equipment, Traffic Law and Operations, Criminal Law, Drone Use, Special Response Team (SRT), Crime Prevention, Drug Investigations, Firearms Safety and Range, Dare and SRO’s.

The Course is Free!

Classes are held on Thursday nights for 10 weeks.

Class 12- February 1 to April 25, 2024.

Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Bellefontaine Police Department Training Room, 135 N. Detroit St.

Classes are informal/ dress code is casual.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, give feedback, and advise us of any special concerns they may have. This is a program where you learn about Police Department and what is happening in your community. You learn how you can help and increase safety with personal and community crime prevention.

You must be a resident of Bellefontaine OR be affiliated with a Bellefontaine business or organization. Registration priority given to residents. You must be 18 years old, a criminal history check will be conducted, and you must have NO felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions may disqualify you from participation at the discretion of the Chief of Police. You may be disqualified to participate for any reason at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

For any additional information please contact Sgt. Kennedy or Ofc. Walters

[email protected]

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