Scottsboro Police Department has announced that they will take applications for the upcoming session of the 20th Annual Citizens Police Academy.

The program consists of nine weeks of hands on and classroom activities.
The Academy is designated to give local citizens, of all backgrounds and occupations, a better understanding of what law enforcement is all about. The classroom instruction will consist of 20-24 hours of police training as well as a six hour ride along with on duty officers. The objective of the program is not to make the graduates police officers, but to better inform citizens of what a police officer’s many duties are and to enhance community relations from graduates. Areas to be covered during the program include criminal law, crime prevention, investigations, drugs, domestic violence, patrol, use of force and many other topics.  Classes will begin on March 13 and will run through May 8. Class times will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. every Tuesday in the Scottsboro Municipal Court Courtroom.  
The Academy will be limited to 32 participants per session and will be chosen on a first come first serve basis, pending a background check.  Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have no criminal record with the exception of minor traffic violations, be physically able to meet training requirements, be available to attend at least six of the classroom sessions, be available to complete the ride along, sign all required waivers, and wear appropriate clothing.
Applications may be picked up at the Police Department, located at 916 S. Broad Street and must be returned by February 28, 2018. All applicants will be notified by e-mail or mail upon their acceptance for the class. Any questions may be directed to Officer Wade Patterson 256-574-4468,  256-218-2005 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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