FRPD beginning 6-week Community Police Academy
Those wondering what really goes on within the police department will have an opportunity to take part in the Community Police Academy.
Fort Riley's Directorate of Emergency Services and Fire and Emergency Services will begin the six-week academy May 3 at the newly remodeled police station, Building 219 on Main Post.
"The academy will entail a tour of the facility; identify our capabilities and mission; (and provide) classroom and practical instruction on topics such as criminal law, use of force, police and traffic accident investigations, vehicle operations and traffic enforcement, Special Reaction Team operations, unarmed self defense and weapons handling using our weapons simulation program," said Capt. Kurtis Mohlman, training officer, FRPD.
The target audience is any Fort Riley community member – Soldier, Family member or civilian – 18 years of age or older, who is interested in learning more about their police department.
"The purpose is to provide community awareness and cooperation on law enforcement and provide candidates with a better understanding of policies and procedures," Mohlman said.
The academy will be from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, from May 3 to June 21. The course will end with a ride along with members of the Fort Riley Police Department.
For more information, call Mohlman at 785-239-3439 or Larry Erickson at 785-239-1809.