The Citizen Police Academy is an eight-week program where citizens attend a three-hour class one night a week beginning September 30, 2015. The classes are Wednesday nights from 6 - 9 p.m.
Applications for the Citizen Police Academy can be found at this link. Completed applications should be returned to the Sheriff's Office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or you can mail it to:
Knox County Sheriff's Office
The curriculum will cover such areas as History of Policing, Maine Law, Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigative Techniques, Evidence Recovery, K-9 Program, Drug Recognition Expert Program, etc. Each academy participant will also receive hands-on training in Arrest Control, and Basic Hand to Hand Combat Techniques. Role-playing is also an important component of the program.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office's Citizen Police Academy will be a great success in closing any gap between the community and the Sheriff's Office. We look forward to seeing you in September!