The Citizen’s Police Academy is managed by the Crime Prevention Unit of the New Orleans Police Department under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas. The academy is a program designed to provide citizens with information on various functions of the New Orleans Police Department and the criminal justice system. The academy does not teach citizens how to become police officers. The program consists of various topics, which will be presented by several police officers and other city officials and leaders. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Communications Division (complaint calls); Community Policing (Neighborhood Watch, Crimestoppers); Public Integrity Bureau (complaints against police officers); Domestic Violence (laws and police procedures); Special Investigations (various criminal investigations), Crime Lab Division (evidence collection); Education and Training Academy (probable cause, search and seizure); Crime Prevention Unit (programs and functions) and several other topics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• At least 21 years old
• A resident of the City of New Orleans
• Must submit an application
DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION
Applications will be accepted until announcement is withdrawn.
The 8-week program begins on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Sessions are held every Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Special Operations Division Compound located at 1899 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans.
REGISTRATION FOR THE PROGRAM
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION
Submit completed application to the contact information listed below:
New Orleans Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit
715 South Broad Street, Room A-412
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Office Number: (504) 658-5590
Fax Number: (504) 658-5170