Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy begins March 10

Applications are due Feb. 14

Posted 1/10/20

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s your chance to play cop.

Learn all about the inner workings of law enforcement by signing up for the spring Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy, which begins on …

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Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy begins March 10

Applications are due Feb. 14

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s your chance to play cop.

Learn all about the inner workings of law enforcement by signing up for the spring Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy, which begins on Tuesday, March 10.

The 10-week program allows citizens to learn and experience the inner world of law enforcement, and it will provide a firsthand look at the daily operations of the Portsmouth Police Department. This will be the first class conducted in the new police station.

Training will consist of classroom instruction, demonstrations, tours, as well as hands-on practical applications. Patrol officers, supervisors, and administrators from the Portsmouth Police Department will serve as instructors.

Some of the topics to be offered include:

• Uniformed patrol 

• Traffic codes 

• DUI enforcement

• Crime scene investigations 

• Harbor patrol functions 

• Firearms safety

• Accident investigations 

• Domestic violence

• Mock crime scene scenarios

Citizens who are 18 years of age or older, live or work in Portsmouth, and have no prior felony convictions are eligible to attend.

The 10-week academy will run on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from March 10 to May 12, at the Portsmouth Police Headquarters, 2270 East Main Road.

If you’d like to apply, complete an application that can be downloaded from the department’s website (www.portsmouthri.com/184/Police-Department) or picked up in the lobby of the police station. The application deadline is at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.

Previous applicants should submit an e-mail of continued interest to mmorse@portsmouthri.com by the deadline.

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