NYPD Citizen Police Academy Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 session of the NYPD Citizens’ Police Academy will commence on April 6th. It is an important program where community members learn about what the police recruits go through during their intensive training.


The classes run for 10 weeks and are held either Mondays or Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm. The location of the Academy is 130-30 28th Avenue, College Point, NY 11354. If you or anyone you know is interested in the program please submit the information by February 23, 2016. This program is very popular and the positions fill up quickly. Below you will find some information regarding the program.
The Citizens’ Police Academy program was first implemented in 1993 as part of the Department’s ongoing effort to develop a working relationship with the community. This 10-week program is offered 2 times per year: during the Spring and Fall.


Participants are nominated by the Commanding Officers of every Precinct, Transit District, and Housing Police Service Area.
Experienced Training Bureau instructors provide training in the legal, social and procedural aspects of policing. In addition to core courses, other areas of study include firearms discipline and counterterrorism. Lectures, electronic media, role-plays, simulations, and workshops are utilized to educate community members about police training and tactics, with the goal of having participants acquire a better understanding of the authority and limitations of the police.


The information and insight gained from the program allows all involved to assess their roles and responsibilities in fostering effective and productive police-community partnerships.

Upon graduation, participants are encouraged to participate in the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association which allows for continued involvement and education about the Police Department. The Association also sponsors a community service program.

Registration, opening remarks
Introduction to course material
Introduction to the New York City Police Department/General Regulations
Chief of Community Affairs Bureau Overview
Standards of Proof, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Introduction to
The Constitution
Mental Health, Hostage Negotiation & Emotionally Disturbed Persons
Presentation and Role Play
Special Victims Unit and Child Abuse Squad
Use of Force and Stop, Question and Frisk
Domestic Violence Presentation and Role Play
NYPD Counterterrorism Division (Domestic Preparedness)
NYPD Intelligence Division (Terrorist Incident Prevention Unit)
Gang Awareness Presentation and Youth Services Section
Firearms Training Simulator (Firearms and Tactics Section)
Internal Affairs Bureau (Chief of Internal Affairs)
NYPD School Safety Division (Scanning and Cyber bullying)
Tactical Communication (Deputy Commissioner, Training
Commanding Officer, Police Academy Address
NYPD Recruitment Section/Auxiliary Police Section


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