WHAT IS THE CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY? The Citizen Police Academy is a free community education program intended to build lasting relationships between program participants and the Reynoldsburg Division of Police, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and achieving the best police service in the Reynoldsburg community. The program will give people an inside look at the values, philosophies, and operations of the Division, while at the same time serving as an open forum for questions, discussion, and the exchange of ideas. Both participants and Division personnel will be better able to dispel concerns and misconceptions, improving police and community rapport.
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED? Subject-matter experts from the Division will provide instruction on topics such as the duties of patrol officers, Policing 101, defensive tactics, and laws of arrest, traffic enforcement, and search & seizure. Participants will also learn about how individuals become police officers and about the on-going training that officers receive.
WHEN IS THE ACADEMY? The Citizen Police Academy runs for seven weeks and classes are held one evening a week for three hours. Classes will primarily convene at the Reynoldsburg PD Headquarters and typically last from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participation in the academy requires a substantial commitment, and any participant who misses more than two classes will not be able to graduate.
WHO CAN APPLY? Any member of the Reynoldsburg community who meets the following criteria:
1. Must be a city resident, work in the city, own a business / property, or have other strong ties to the City of Reynoldsburg.
2. Must be able to make a commitment to attend the seven week course.
3. Must be 18 years of age or older.
4. Must be willing to submit an application and agree to a background review
To obtain an application, please click here.
Completed applications can be delivered to Officer Marshall and Officer King.
For more information about our Citizen Police Academy please contact one of our Community Resource Officers:
Officer Scott Marshall Officer Robert King