The applications are now available for the 21st session of the Citizen’s Police Academy. Applications are available at the Records Division of the Ponca City Police Department Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm.
Applications are also available on the City of Ponca City’s website poncacityok.gov/departments/police/citizen police academy.
Original printed applications are due back to the Police Department by 5pm Friday December 16. Since each session builds on the ones that follow, weekly attendance is required.
Classes meet each Thursday evening from 6:30-9:30pm. The first class will be held on Thursday January 19, 2017 and will conclude on March 30 with a graduation reception set for April 6.
The course is a blend of lecture, demonstrations, tours and practical applications. Nearly every facet of the operations of the Police Department is covered during academy, and there is no cost for participants. Topics that are covered include: Emergency communications, Community Policing, Hiring and Training, Patrol, Domestic Violence, Traffic enforcement and crash investigations, DUI and alcohol related offensives. Also covered are firearms, juvenile crimes, gang activity, special operations, property crime and crimes against person, the use of force simulator and more.
The instructors are members of the Ponca City Police Department. For more information, contact Police Chief Don Bohon at 767-0370.