South Warwickshire Citizens’ Academy
Warwickshire Police is offering people in South Warwickshire an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience the day-to-day workings of their local police force as part of the Citizens’ Academy.
10th September 2019 to 20th November 2019
This programme provides local people over the age of 16 with a unique insight into Warwickshire Police’s work to protect people from harm and improve residents’ quality of life.
Members of the public can support the work of the police and their partner agencies by enrolling in the ten-week Citizens’ Academy programme, to be held at Warwickshire Police Head Quarters Leek Wootton where police officers, police staff and supporting agencies/organisations will deliver presentations on key subjects.
What will you get from the course?
Students completing the programme will graduate from the Citizens’ Academy and their participation will be recognised with a formal ceremony.
It is hoped that students will pass on their experiences and increased knowledge to the rest of the community, or become special constables or volunteers with the police or other agencies.
The course will cover a range of policing functions/roles including crime prevention and detection, recording crimes and incidents, road safety, forensic investigation, police use of firearms, internet safety, and the role of Safer Neighbourhood Teams as well as other key departments. There may be opportunities for students to experience ride-alongs with police officers and to visit a police station.
Participants will also be encouraged to request subjects of specific interest to them to ensure they get the best possible benefit from the time they invest.