CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Police Department is holding a free five-week program that takes citizens behind the scenes of the police department, the agency announced in a release on Monday.
The Citizens Police Academy will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings Oct. 9 through Nov. 8 at the Public Safety Center.
“[The course] is designed to help increase awareness and understanding of how policing is conducted while strengthening the relationship between community members and police officers,” the release said.
The curriculum will include courses in constitutional law, criminal investigations, human trafficking and property crime. Additionally, students will actively learn about de-escalation and use of force, traffic enforcement, dispatch and vehicle pursuits.
“Several practical exercises will be conducted so that participants gain a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required to be a law enforcement officer in Cheyenne,” the release said.
The five-week academy will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Center, 415 W. 18th St. There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and K-9 training.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background investigation, have a valid driver’s license and complete a waiver of liability.
Citizens may apply online on the CPD website. Registration will be open from Monday, Sept. 18 through Monday, Oct. 2 or whenever the first 30 valid applicants sign up.