Citizens Police Academy

Chief Nicholas Boulter wishes to invite Simsbury residents and business owners, who are age 18 and older (must be out of high school), to participate in the 18th annual Citizens’ Police Academy.  The academy will begin in February 15, 2018 and end in April 26, 2018.  Class will be held on Thursday evenings at the Simsbury Police Department from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to promote a positive relationship between the Simsbury Police Department and the community through education and hands-on learning.  The academy also allows the police department to gain feedback and use these ideas to make the Department more responsive to our community’s needs. 

The academy will meet once per week for 10 weeks for classroom instruction and practical demonstrations.  Additionally, each student will have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer and sit in with a dispatcher as they perform their duties. 

Some of the subjects that will be discussed are: patrol and arrest procedures, search and seizure, crime scene investigations, firearms, emergency services teams, accident investigation and much more!

Those interested may obtain applications from the link on this site or they may be picked up at the Simsbury Police Department (933 Hopmeadow Street.)  Please submit applications to the attention of Community Services Officer Lauren Devin.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old (out of high school) and be Simsbury residents or business owners.  Some exceptions may be made.  All applications are due February 1, 2018. 

For questions or details about the academy, PFC Lauren Devin can be contacted at 860-658-3131.

2018 Citizen Police Academy Application