CH Citizen Police Academy invites applications for its community training program
The Cleveland Heights Police Department invites Cleveland Heights residents to participate in the upcoming session of its Citizens Police Academy, set to begin on Aug. 9.
An application can be found on the City of Cleveland Heights’s website (click on City Hall – Police Department – Community – Citizens Police Academy). The application must be submitted before Aug. 1.
According to Cleveland Heights Chief of Police Annette Mecklenburg, “The goal is for police department employees to interact with and educate a group of well-informed citizens regarding Cleveland Heights police procedures, investigations and operations—and to foster a deeper understanding between police officers and members of the community.”
The Citizens Police Academy is a six-week, 12-session program that meets two times each week, 6–9 p.m. “Instructors are highly trained law enforcement professionals who regularly teach both veteran police officers and police recruits,” explained Mecklenburg.
Those who successfully complete the program will graduate and become members of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, and continue their relationship with the Cleveland Heights Police Academy and Police Department.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.