11th annual academy begins March 1
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Ever wonder what it would be like to work in law enforcement? The Rhinelander Police Department is offering a glimpse into that world with its Citizen’s Police Academy.
The nine-week, no cost program is designed to provide students with an insight into the everyday activities that occur in law enforcement. Police officers will teach citizens about firearms, defensive and arrest tactics, patrol procedures, drug investigations, criminal investigations and operating while under the influence.
Students will also complete a four hour ride-along with Rhinelander Police Officers, and a new feature this year is a night of training with the Rhinelander Fire Department. The program meets one night per week, usually Thursday, from 6-10 p.m.
Anyone age 18 or older who lives in the city of Rhinelander, owns property, works in the city and does not have a criminal record may apply by visiting the RPD website or pick up an application at the department.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is limited to 12 participants. Background checks will be conducted; the police department has the right to accept or refuse any application.