Citizens Police Academy Fall 2023 Session Registration Now Open!

August 14, 2023 01:00 PM

Chief Pete Sormaz and the Schererville Board of Safety are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the next session of the Schererville Citizens Police Academy. 

Schererville residents and business owners 18 and older are eligible to apply for the 9 week session. The academy is scheduled to begin Monday September 18th, 2023 and will meet Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. 

Class size is limited to 20 students. Applications can be picked up in our 
records division from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The deadline 
for applications is Monday September 11th, 2023 at 5pm.

The academy will offer citizens an opportunity to see how their police 
department works and what new technologies it has to offer.

Class curriculum includes topics such as patrol functions, hand held radar 
training, criminal investigations, accident investigations, DUI 
Investigations, self-defense, firearms, railway enforcement, and use of 
force issues, as well as, many other police related subjects. 

There will also be an opportunity to tour the police facility and discuss current issues such as use of force, pursuit policies and evidence collection. 

Once the students of the academy graduate, they become eligible to apply for our Volunteers in Police Services (VIPs) program. 

For further information contact Sergeant Timothy Arvanitis at the Schererville Police Department at (219) 322-5000 ext. 2324.

2023 Citizens Police Academy Poster. features the details in this news posting as well as some images showing participants in past academies in various activites

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