The Citizens Police Academy is a 36-hour course designed to give Midland citizens a working knowledge of your Police Department. Academy meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks.
The slogan of the Citizens Police Academy is “Understanding Through Education”, with the ultimate goal of providing attending citizens the information needed to dispel any suspicions or misconceptions and increase rapport between the police and the community. The public, in turn, make the officers more aware of its feelings and concerns.
There is no registration fee and the Midland Police Department provides all classroom materials.
Students meet every Tuesday and Thursday. They receive approximately 36 hours of instruction, a chance to “Ride-Along” with on-duty Police Officers, and other “Hands-On’ opportunities. Students completing this course are honored at a graduation banquet the last week of class.