(Beaver Dam) Applications are being accepted for the Beaver Dam Police Department’s 16th Annual Citizens Police Academy. Officer Bill Linzenmeyer says the 12-week course covers a number of topics including firearms training, defensive tactics, OWI procedures, tours of the Dodge County Jail and court system and cadets even participate in a ride-along. The academy is not designed to certify citizens to perform law enforcement services but is taught by Beaver Dam police officers. The program has graduated 189 citizen cadets in the past 15 years. The course is free of charge, but is limited to 12 applicants who must be 18 years old, have a clean record and either reside, work or own property in Beaver Dam. The program begins March 4th and continues most Monday evenings through May 20th, typically between 6pm and 9pm. There is one Tuesday evening and one Saturday daytime class scheduled. Applications can be picked up at the police department. The deadline is this Sunday, February 24.
Application packets can be picked up at the Beaver Dam Police Department. For additional information on this program, please contact Officer Wm Linzenmeyer at the Beaver Dam Police Department in person, by phone #920-887-4614, cell #920-382-6529 or by email at [email protected] You can also find more information on the City of Beaver Dam’s Website, www.cityofbeaverdam.com.
Watch video feature from 6th Annual Citizens Police Academy here: