Citizen's Police Academy

The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community. This results a much clearer understanding of what the community can expect from the officers who serve them and a general understanding of what a police officer’s job and responsibilities are really like.

What is a Citizens Police Academy?

It’s an opportunity for you to meet the officers and dispatchers who serve the community. The intent of the Citizens Police Academy is to allow the citizens-students an opportunity to see the duties and responsibilities of the police department. The Academy is also seen as an opportunity for the officers to become better acquainted with different members of the community. The students learn about such topics as the Administrative functions and laws that govern the department, how criminal and drug investigations are conducted, the E-911 system and how calls are received during an emergency, how the court system works, and specialized units of the department.

Who teaches the Citizens Police Academy?

Members of the Nantucket Police Department as well as members of the dispatching and communications center will teach. We feel that the officers who the community will have direct contact with should be teaching and relaying their knowledge.

What is the Goal of the Citizens Police Academy?

The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community. This results a much clearer understanding of what the community can expect from the officers who serve them and a general understanding of what a police officer’s job and responsibilities are really like.

How Do I Sign Up for the Citizens Police Academy?

If the Nantucket Police Department Citizens Police Academy sounds exciting to you and you are 18 years of age or over, please contact Officer Keith Mansfield at kmansfield@police.nantucket-ma.gov.
Prospective participants will be required to complete an application form. A background check with specificity to any criminal history will be conducted on all applicants. The Town of Nantucket and the Nantucket Police Department reserve the absolute right to deny anyone’s acceptance into the Nantucket Police Department Citizens Police Academy.

Submission

All applications must be taken or mailed to the Nantucket Police Department at:
4 Fairgrounds Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

Faxed and emailed forms will not be accepted.

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