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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Derby Police Department 2020 Citizen Police Academy

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Does law enforcement interest you? Have you ever wanted a first-hand look behind the scenes at the Derby Police Department? If so, the Citizen Police Academy wants you! The Derby Police Department offers a biennial Citizen Police Academy to enhance the working relationship and communication between members of the community and law enforcement.

The Citizen Police Academy runs from Feb. 18 to May 5, 2020. This is a free, 12-week class offered to the public. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of Derby, work in Derby, or own a business in Derby.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Police & Courts Building, 229 N. Baltimore. A graduation ceremony and banquet will be held at the conclusion of the academy.

Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on experience, participants will explore a variety of topics, including patrol and response to calls, criminal investigations, use of force, and legal issues involving search, seizure and interrogation. Participants will also have the opportunity to ride with an officer on a shift.

Applications may be picked up and submitted at the Derby Police Department, 229 N. Baltimore, or filled out online at

For more information, contact Sgt. Tim Nelson at 788-1557 or

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