For Immediate Release
June 7, 2015
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Miami Lakes, FL -Wanting to get a better insight into law enforcement, members of the Town’s Public Safety Committee have recently enrolled in the Miami-Dade Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).
This 14-week program is held once a week in the evenings at the Department’s Fred Taylor Headquarters Building in Doral.
Created in 1993, the CPA offers civilians with civic interest an exposure to the “police experience” and enables participants to better understand police training, procedures and philosophy.
Students will take classes on such topics as law; firearms and use of force; stress management; domestic violence; and patrol procedures. Also during the course, each participant will take part in an eight-hour riding assignment. Upon course completion, students will experience a basic law enforcement style graduation and receive a diploma.