Citizens Police Academy

    The Westerly Police Department is pleased to announce it will conduct a Citizens Police Academy that will begin on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  This 12 week program allows citizens to learn and experience the inner world of law enforcement, and a firsthand look at the daily operations of the Westerly Police Department. 

   This 8 week program allows citizens to learn and experience the inner world of law enforcement, and a firsthand look at the daily operations of the Westerly Police Department.

The training will consist of classroom instruction, demonstrations, tours, as well as hands-on practical applications.  Instructors will be members of the Westerly Police Department to include patrol officers, supervisors, and administrators.  Some of the topics to be offered include:

Uniformed Patrol        Crime Scene Investigations                Accident Investigations

Traffic Codes              K9 Operations                                     Domestic Violence

DUI Enforcement       Firearms Safety                                  Mock Crime Scene Scenarios

WHO?            Citizens who are 18 years of age or older, live or work in the Town of Westerly, and have no prior felony convictions are eligible to attend. 

WHEN?         The 12 week academy will run from Sept.17, 2019-Dec. 3, 2019. Classes will be from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings.

WHERE?       Westerly Police Headquarters 60 Airport Rd. Westerly, RI

HOW?            Individuals wishing to apply must complete an application.  Applications may be downloaded from our website, www.westerlypolice.org, on the Westerly Police Facebook or picked up in the lobby of the Westerly Police Headquarters.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, August 30., 2019 at 4 PM

 *Any questions feel free to contact Capt. Steven Johnson:

sjohnson@westerlypolice.org or 401-348-6102.


To view the application Click Here