22nd Citizen's Police Academy Graduates
The Morristown Police Department’s 22nd Citizen’s Police Academy Class graduated on June 4, 2019. The academy began May 7, 2019. This year, the academy was made up of 18 people from our community.
During the course of the academy, the citizens learned about the department’s day to day operations, as well as some specialty units such as Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Crime Scene Investigation, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, Narcotics, K-9 Operations, traffic stops, DUI, and the department’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program. Before the completion of the class, the citizens also participated in an optional “Range Day” to learn about department firearms and were required to do a ride-along with patrol officers for eight hours.
The first Citizen’s Police Academy began in May 1998, as a way to enhance relations between the citizens of Morristown and the Morristown Police Department. The academy is a six week program designed to give those citizens, who participate, the opportunity to learn more about the Morristown Police Department. Since the first graduating class, the Citizen’s Police Academy has graduated over 350 citizens. If you would like more information about the Citizen’s Police Academy, please contact Lieutenant Todd King in the Training Division at (423) 585-4646.