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 program consists of various topics, which will be presented by several police officers, field experts and city officials and leaders. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Communications Division (complaint calls); Community Service Programs (Neighborhood Watch, Crimestoppers); Public Integrity Bureau (complaints against police officers); Special Investigations (various criminal investigation procedures), Crime Lab Division (evidence collection); Education and Training Academy (Officer Involved Shooting simulation); District Attorney’s Office (policies and procedures); Duties of a Judge (policies and procedures); and several other topics. This program is for informational purposes only and does not teach citizens how to become police officers.
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Applications will be accepted until announcement is withdrawn.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, April 23, 2014. 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. Free food and beverages are served during each session, and a closing ceremony is held at the end of the 8 weeks.
REGISTRATION FOR THE PROGRAM
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) 658-5194