Citizens Police Academy: Learning About Law Enforcement at Tri-C
College joins forces with Parma Heights Police Department to offer community course
The Parma Heights Police Department is offering its residents a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement and the work of police officers with help from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The city’s second Citizens Police Academy begins March 24 at the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center on Tri-C’s Western Campus. Classes will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday for 11 weeks.
The program covers topics such as patrol procedures, crime scene investigation and use of force. Classes are led by Parma Heights officers and Tri-C instructors.
The success of the inaugural Citizens Police Academy convinced the city to offer it again.
“It was a great way to interact with the community,” Police Chief Steve Scharschmidt said in a recent cleveland.com story. “We want to show people what we do on a day-to-day basis. That really was the goal and the bottom line.”
The course has 15 openings. City residents can click here to register. Scharschmidt said the city hopes to offer the academy twice a year in the future. It is run through the department’s Police and Citizens Together (PACT) unit.
February 17, 2021
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