Champlin Police Citizen’s Academy to begin March 9

The Champlin Police Department will be hosting its annual Police Citizen’s Academy, meeting on Thursdays beginning March 9 and running through April 27. This is a free, eight week course designed to strengthen relations between the police and community. The academy will begin at 7 p.m. This course allows participants firsthand experience about what it is like to be a police officer.
For the past 19 years, Officer Jeff Brown has organized the Citizen’s Academy and will take participants through many different aspects of law enforcement, such as criminal investigations, DWI enforcement, drug task force, firearm training simulator (FATS), traffic enforcement and radar use, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, K-9 demonstration, tour of the Hennepin County Dispatch Center in Plymouth, use of force and the laws that govern them, police weaponry and squads, Anoka-Champlin Fire Department, taser X26 demonstration, and a tour of the Champlin Police Department and Fire Department. Additionally, participants will be instructed in the use of AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) and lessons in CPR.
If you are interested in signing up for this popular course, contact Officer Jeff Brown at [email protected] or 763-421-2971 (ext. 212) Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis.