Monday, July 28, 2014

Now's the Time to Sign Up for the Next Citizen's Police Academy

Are you curious about the different roles and various assignments members of the police department engage in on a daily basis? If the answer is yes, then we've got a great deal for you.

In our on-going effort to partner with our citizens and to provide them an opportunity to get to know us, we are pleased to announce our next Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The goal of the CPA is to provide citizens with the knowledge and understanding of the basic functions that are  provided by the Overland Park Police Department. Each participant will be able to ask questions, receive definitive information and participate in practical police exercises.

The CPA is an eight-week (28-hour) academy and begins on September 23rd through November 11th. Participants will learn about patrol operations, firearms training, crime analysis, narcotics, traffic enforcement and much more. These citizens will learn from “hands on” demonstrations what it’s really like to be a police officer.

For more information and/or to sign-up for the CPA please visit: or call Officer Betsy Selman at 913-469-8500 Ext. 4653. If interested, complete the online application before the September 16, 2014 deadline.