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Troy Police Department to Host Citizens Police Academy in February

The seven-week session provides residents with insight into how police officers perform their duties and serve the community.

The following information was provided by the Troy Police Department.

The Troy Police Department is once again presenting a “Citizens Police Academy." The seven-week session will begin on Feb. 5, 2013 and will meet on seven consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The last evening for the academy will be March 19, 2013.

Police employees will offer residents and business owners insight into how police officers perform their duties and how the Troy Police Department serves the community.  The purpose of this program is to allow attendees to become familiar with their Police Department through classroom instruction and practical experience.  It is the Police Department’s intent to share with participants “who we are and what we do.”

Presentations are scheduled at the Troy Police Department Emergency Operations Center at 500 West Big Beaver Road and the Troy Fire & Police Training Center at 4850 John R, Troy. 

The curriculum for the Academy will include a facility tour and presentations by the following units:

  • Administration
  • Community Policing
  • Communications Section
  • Road Patrol
  • Traffic Safety Unit
  • Directed Patrol Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Evidence Technicians
  • Tactical Support Team
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Special Task Forces
  • Training Section
  • Defensive Tactics
  • TASER Demonstration
  • Firearms Range
  • Lockup Section
  • Staff Inspections
  • Emergency Response
  • Haz-Mat
  • Ride-Along

The Citizens Police Academy is open to the public.  However, preference will be given Troy residents and business owners, and employees of businesses in the City. 

There is no cost to attend the program. Eligible applicants will be subject to a background investigation before consideration for the program. The Police Department will select attendees from applicants, based upon a successful background investigation. Attendees need to sign a Release of Claims Waiver (attached to this story).

Interested persons may obtain an application and waiver on the Police Department’s website, on the department's Facebook page and attached as a PDF file to this article. Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 and can be either mailed or faxed.

If you have any questions about the Academy or need further information, please call Terry Colussi (248-524-3454) or Pat Gladysz (248-524-3443).

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