Are you at least 19 years of age? Do you live in, work in, or have an interest in the City of Woodstock? If you answered yes to both of those questions and you have no felony convictions or criminal misdemeanor convictions within the last year, then you are eligible to participate in the Woodstock’s Citizens’ Public Safety Academy.
What is the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy?
Citizens are encouraged to participate in an effort to learn more about the community oriented philosophy behind the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments as well as to gain an understanding of how the departments work within the community.
When will the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy Take Place?
The Academy will run September 3 – November 12 this coming fall.
Applications for the academy are due by September 1st. Spots are limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Applications forms are available online (or download the PDF application here).
A variety of subjects and discussion topics are planned for the Woodstock Citizens’ Public Safety Academy over the ten week course. During these classes, instructors will cover a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations. The outline for the fall courses is as follows:
– Week 1: Welcome Night with Chief Moss and Chief Soumas
– Week 2: Police Criminal Investigations Presentation
– Week 3: Fire Station Tour and Operations
– Week 4: Police Traffic Unit Presentation
– Week 5: Fire Response to Accident Presentation/Demonstration
– Week 6: Safe Kids, Burn Foundation & Public Safety Foundation
– Week 7: School Police Operations
– Week 8: Fire Thermal Imaging/High Angle Demonstrations
– Week 9: Police K9 Unite Presentation
– Week 10: Firing Range Tour
– Week 11: Graduation
Where will the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy Meet?
Participants will meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm at the Magnolia Hall Community Center. The center is located at 108 Arnold Mill Road near Main Street in downtown Woodstock.
For more information on the citizen’s academy, please contact Officer R. Bleisath at 770-592-6000 ext. 1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo via Woodstock Police Department.