Academy participants will be placed in mock police exercises and scenarios to include driving a patrol car, handling weapons, interacting with canines, and wearing police gear. The classes are taught by members of our department, giving participants a chance to meet us and ride-along during a regular patrol shift. Topics covered will include Patrol, Investigations, K-9 Demonstrations, Crime Scenes, Firearms Training, Dispatching, and Crime Stoppers just to name a few. Each class participant may also attend a Saturday live fire exercise at our firearms range. The class culminates with a graduation ceremony and dinner, with certificates awarded to all that complete the course.
If anyone is interested in being a member of this class, applications can be picked up at the Hopkinsville Police Department on North Main Street or downloaded here. Applications will be accepted at the police department until May 2, 2018.
A brief background check will be conducted on each applicant and each class member will be notified of his/her selection. All participants must be 18 years of age or older. The class meets one day a week for 8 weeks at 6:00 pm and each class lasts approximately 2 hours.