CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY PROGRAM
The Bracken County Sheriff’s Office hosts a Citizen’s Police Academy twice a year depending on participation. This program is usually hosted in the months of January and September. Classes are one night a week for ten weeks and run from 6pm-8pm at the Bracken County Justice Center. The Sheriff’s Office provides soft drinks or water to the participants with snacks. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office, Justice Center, send an email to sheriff for copy, printed from Facebook page, or click PRINT APPLICATION to print here.
The Bracken County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy is a program conducted by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy for citizens and business owners of Bracken County. The focus is on operational procedures and policies of the Sheriff’s Office and criminal justice system. The purpose of the program is to heighten awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community and the goal is to increase understanding and communication through hands on and classroom instruction.
Citizen Police Academy participants are selected through an application process. Enrollment is limited to 15 attendees to achieve a more personal experience for the participants. Attendees will experience some of the following topics during the training: FATS (Firearms Training Simulator); Crime Scene Investigation; Narcotic/Drug Investigations; Court Procedures; Patrol Techniques & Procedures; Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Investigation, Use of Force and other miscellaneous topics.
The curriculum will consist of ten sessions, conducted once a week on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. A ride-along with an officer on shift will be scheduled separately if participant wants (not mandatory to complete but recommended). Upon successful completion, a graduation ceremony will be held on the tenth night of class. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
For additional information, please call Sheriff Howard W. Niemeier (859-912-2524) or Chief Deputy Robert Scott, Academy Coordinator, at (606) 735-3233. A message may be left at that number after office hours or email Sheriff at email@example.com