The Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for citizens to receive 9 weeks of both classroom and field instruction regarding the various responsibilities facing our officers. CPA attendees are also made aware of the procedures and techniques used by officers in a variety of scenarios, together with the rationale and justification in support of those procedures or techniques.
Class attendees receive information and instruction on such issues as use of force, narcotics enforcement, special operations, criminal investigations, crime lab and evidence gathering techniques, demonstrations by the ERT Team and K-9 Unit, and much more. All of this is enhanced by their opportunity to engage in target practice with some of the department’s specialized weapons and ride along with an officer at the completion of the class.
Class size is limited to no more than 24 attendees.
Hours and Requirements
Must be at least 21 years of age
Open to all who live or work in Wauseon School District
Must clear a review of your criminal record and police contact history prior to acceptance
Total time commitment: 36 hours over 9 weeks
Classes meet on nine Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Graduation is on a Thursday Nov. 6th
Class locations will be held at the Fireman’s training room located at 230 Clinton St.
No transportation provided
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Must provide the information necessary for a criminal background check
• Must work or live in the Wauseon/Fulton County area
• Must be able to commit to attending all classes
• There is no charge to participate in the academy
2014 CPA Class Topics
Sept 11th –Nov. 6th
• Sept. 11th – Opening Night
• Firearms/FATS Training
• Police Panel/Polygraph
• Police Department Tour • Forensics/Crime Scene Investigations
• Use of Force
• CCNO Tour
• Narcotic/Drug Investigations
• Nov. 6th – Graduation
Applications can be picked up at the Wauseon Police Department, 230 Clinton st. Wauseon, Ohio.