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Residents are invited to take the NYPD Citizens Police Academy Class Course. Candidates will learn about every aspect of a police officer’s daily tasks — domestic violence, gun simulation training, legal issues, etc.

Fall Session: Begins Sept 26, 2017
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
Police Academy
130-30 28th Avenue
College Point, Queens*

Classes will be comprised of selected community representatives from different Precincts who will meet each week. Candidate must attend all sessions with a maximum of two excusals. Candidates must be in business attire; sneakers or jeans are inappropriate except as specified in the program booklet.

Should a candidate require special accommodations, i.e. wheelchair access, etc. please provide such information so that the Police Academy can be notified. Attendees will be issued I.D. cards upon entry and a certificate upon graduation.

The Citizens Police Academy was established in the early 1990s to promote a better understanding between community members and the NYPD. Today, nearly 7,000 New Yorkers from all 77 police precincts and the Housing and Transit Bureaus have participated in the 14-week voluntary program.

Experienced Police Academy instructors and outside experts provide training in the legal, social, and procedural aspects of policing. Other areas of study include counterterrorism and firearms discipline. Lectures, videos, role-plays, and workshops help educate community members about police training and tactics. The Citizens Police Academy is a valuable asset in promoting positive community and Department relationships, fostering a full exchange of ideas and perceptions. Maintaining a strong relationship with the Community Affairs Bureau and various Department entities, the Training Bureau staff keeps the curriculum both current and relevant.

*Transportation to and from the Police Academy will be available from SRG 3, at 397 Coney Island Avenue (Corner Park Circle & Coney Island Avenue), at 4:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to use provided transportation or public transportation due to lack of parking in the vicinity of the Police Academy. Transportation will be provided for the return. 

For more information, contact Detective Kim Walker or Detective Scott Nuzzi
70th Precinct Community Affairs Unit
(718) 851-5557