- Lawton Police Department Citizens Police Academy
Lawton Police Department Citizens Police Academy
Create two-way communication between citizens and officers through academy enrollment.
What Its All About
The Lawton Police Department Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is designed to give the public an overview of the Police Department. It is also designed to create two-way communication between citizens and officers. The CPA is a 12-week block of instruction held in a classroom setting. Classes will consist of a two-hour session, once a week. The academy dates and times will be announced.
The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to create better police-community relations through awareness and training. The CPA will provide the citizen with essential information to help with the understanding of various legal issues, personnel staffing, and departmental procedures that police officers face on a daily basis.
Topics covered during the academy will include: police patrol, traffic enforcement, narcotics, crime prevention, firearms, use of force, officer safety, crime scene investigation, police canine, criminal investigation, Lake Patrol, Tactical Team, Bike Patrol, Dive Team the Sentinel program, and much more. There will be lectures, videos, tours, and hands-on training. Each student will be encouraged to participate in a ride-along with a police officer.
Anyone who works or lives in the Lawton Community is urged to apply for admission. The minimum age for enrollment is 18. No one will be rejected due to his or her sex, race, employment, socio-economic status, or disability.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
The Lawton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is comprised of CPA graduates who are committed to the mission of the CPA and its focus on being a valuable partner with the Lawton Police Department by creating better police-community relations through awareness and training.
The goal is to get the Lawton-Fort Sill community to take a more active role in working with the police to combat crime in the city's neighborhoods and understand the challenges that our officers face on a daily basis.
We offer volunteer support services to the Lawton Police Department which allows police officers to have a one-on-one working relationship with the citizens of Lawton. CPA members volunteer their services at police community events and also hold fundraisers during the year for items the police department needs, but the City of Lawton does not currently provide.
For more information on the Citizens Police Academy, please visit their site at http://www.lawtoncpaaa.org/.