-- The Newark Division of
Police is now accepting applications for its next
Citizen Police Academy program. Classes will take place
on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9:30 pm beginning March
12, 2015 The academy is a 10-week program that will
enable participants to experience firsthand how the
Police Division operates and performs the day-to-day
business of serving and protecting the citizens of the
community. The goal of the program is to give citizens
an insider's view of law enforcement, to dispel
misconceptions, and to increase police community
rapport. Instruction is provided by police officers and
will include such topics as vehicle stops, traffic
enforcement, crash investigations, criminal
investigations, firearms training, special operation
tactics and defensive tactics. Other areas to be covered
include search and seizure, canine handling, an overview
of the criminal justice system and more. There is no
cost for the program and a light meal will be provided
each week prior to the start of class. Class size is
limited to 20 people and participants must be 18 years
of age or older. Preference will be given to Newark
residents and those working in Newark. Participants must
attend eight of the ten weeks to receive a certificate.
Background checks will be conducted on all applicants.
are available online at
www.newarkpd.com and are
also available at Police Headquarters located at 39 S.
Fourth Street. Completed applications must be returned
no later than February 19, 2015.