South Bend Police
Department Citizen’s Police Academy
How would you like to step inside our S.W.A.T. truck—
like you see on television—or examine a fingerprint under a microscope in our
And the newest class additions present the Child Dangers
of the Internet and a Computer & Technology Crime Overview.
Bend Police Department is now accepting applications for the first Citizen’s Police
Academy of 2007. This will be the 28th academy session of educational classes
offered to the public to promote an understanding and awareness of the duties
and responsibilities of the South Bend Police Department.
The next scheduled
academy will run for 13 weeks, starting September 11th and ending on December
All classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. And it’s
General class topics include the department’s community policing
efforts, future plans, and an overview of the organization. The in-depth class
participation includes interaction with officers from patrol, investigative, and
communications areas. In addition, there will be several hands-on scenarios involving
specialty unit demonstrations from the K-9, SWAT, and the Bomb Disposal Unit.
Upon graduation, participants are also available to do a ride-along with
a street patrol officer to see the patrol functions from a first-hand view! If
you are a citizen who lives or works around South Bend and have ever had a question
about the police department and would like to get feedback in a comfortable setting—this
is the class for you.
The class size is limited to 40 participants
and candidates wishing to enroll can do so now. Spaces fill very quickly!
be placed on the enrollment list, or if you have any other questions, please contact:
Cpl. Aaron Cassel at 235-9401 or Lt.
Richard Powers at 235-9402.