Youth Citizens' Police Academy

Youth Citizens' Police Academy

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - The Meridian Township Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the 2014 Youth Citizens’ Academy.

The Academy, comprised of area High Schoolers, will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from February 20th to April 3rd.

During the seven week course, students will receive instruction in areas such as: Use of Force, Crime Scene Investigation, K-9 Operations, Traffic Enforcement, and Alcohol Enforcement. In addition to classroom instruction, students will be given the opportunity to interact with and use many of the tools law
enforcement personnel utilize every day. Students will observe K-9 detection and apprehension activities, use “Fatal Vision” goggles to observe the effects of alcohol on coordination, see various non-lethal weapons and training aids (PepperBall, Taser, Simunitions), dust surfaces for latent fingerprints, and engage
in scenario-based decision making on the Firearms Training Simulator.

Refreshments will be provided each night.

If you have questions or wish to enroll in the Academy, please contact Sgt. Dawn Sawallich at (517) 853-4800 or

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