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2021 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy 9/14 – 11/30

2021 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy 9/14 – 11/30


The Chesterfield Township Public Safety Department is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a Citizens’ Public Safety Academy on Tuesday nights this September 14 thru November 30, 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm. The Citizens’ Academy is designed to provide the community of Chesterfield Township with a hands on learning environment in the law enforcement profession. It is the goal of the Citizens’ Academy to familiarize each participant with the knowledge, skills, and tactics needed to be a successful Law Enforcement Officer.

Who can Attend?

The Citizens’ Academy is free of charge and open to all Chesterfield Township residents and business owners, over the age of 18. Participants can not have any felony convictions or have any misdemeanor convictions within the last four (4) years. All applicants will be subject to a background investigation and will need to sign a liability waiver. Application packets can be picked up at the station or downloaded by clicking here.

What to Expect?

The Academy will cover the topics listed below but not limited to:

  • Laws of arrest
  • Learn how a case is prosecuted from arrest to conviction
  • Accident investigation
  • CPR-AED Certification
  • OWI detection
  • Crime Scene Preservation and Processing
  • Mock Traffic Stops
  • Participants will be hands on with everyday equipment used in the field
  • Defensive Tactics/ Handcuffing
  • Ride along (4 hours voluntary)
  • Graduation ceremony

How long is the Academy?

The Academy class will meet once a week (on Tuesday) for 3 hours and run for 12 weeks total. Classes will take place at the station, except for occasional off site classes. The 12th week of training will consist of a graduation ceremony, which is open for family members to attend.

Application deadline has been extended to September 10, 2021

For more information contact Officer DePape at (586) 949-2117 or

 Citizens Police Academy Application Packet

 Citizens Police Academy Brochure

The Chesterfield Township Police Citizens’ Police Academy is sponsored by the ‘ Friends of Chesterfield Police’ organization.