Lebanon sets Citizens Police Academy

In an effort to educate and inform the community, the City of Lebanon, in partner with the Lebanon Police Department, provides its residents and business owners a voluntary police academy.

The six-week program entails lectures, presentations, as well as hands-on activities to teach and inform its participants the many facets of law enforcement and introduce the police department that serves them. This stimulating and informative program will give each enrollee a better sense of the Lebanon Police Department and the issues concerning everyday operations. Citizens will also have a better understanding of their role in the Community Oriented Policing philosophy.

The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to foster better communications between citizens and police through education. A well-informed citizen is more likely to share their experiences with the community as the opportunity arises. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen's understanding of the role and function of their police department.

“We encourage you to apply for the next Citizen’s Police Academy, which begins Thursday, Feb. 26,” said Police Chief Scott Bowen. Classes will meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Lebanon Police Department.

To qualify, you must be:

• At least 18 years old• A resident, business owner, or employed within the city of Lebanon• Without any Felony convictions

To apply, come by the police department at 406 Tennessee Blvd., or callTina McCrimmon at 453-4333.