Avon Police and Eagle County Police Agencies Seeking Participants for Citizens’ Police Academy
The Avon Police Department will be hosting its 13th annual Citizens' Police Academy with expectations on educating and informing citizens of the roles and capabilities of the Avon Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, and Eagle Police Department. The Academy will take place every Monday starting September 13th through November 1st. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Come join us for an inside look at what it is like to work as a police officer in Eagle County.
The academy will be a total of eight classes.
The following topics will be presented:
• September 13th: State of the Police Department, crime in Avon, community policing, Avon Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and crime scene investigations; to include fingerprinting, latent prints, dusting and black lights.
• September 20th: Drug Recognition Experts and DUI enforcement. Participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person.
• September 27th: S.W.A.T., participants will learn about the Eagle County Special Operations Unit and also will be taught basic self-defense techniques.
• October 4th: Firearms Training Simulator (FATS), participants will be given computer simulation of shoot or don’t shoot situations and be required to react as a police officer in compliance with the use of force policy.
• October 11th: Participants will visit the Eagle County Courtroom for a presentation and Eagle County Sheriffs Office Victims Advocates.
• October 18th: Defensive driving training. Participants will have the opportunity to drive a marked patrol vehicle equipped with lights and sirens through a driving course set up by the driving instructor.
• October 25th: Vail Public Safety Communications Center (VPSCC) presentation.
• November 1st: An evening with firearms instructors at the firing range.
The Avon Citizens' Academy is open to a maximum of 25 students all subject to a background investigation. Due to the subject matter, we ask that participants be eighteen years of age and older; have no felony convictions; no significant or recent misdemeanor convictions; and willing to complete a waiver of liability. Fill out an application today at the Avon Police Department or online.