The Citizen Academy gives the public information on the Oro Valley Police Department. It consists of twelve free classes, held once a week from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. A different topic is covered each week, requiring a weekly commitment. Instruction is provided by sworn police personnel and civilian staff who work in those particular areas.
The slogan of the Citizen Academy is "Understanding Through Education". The goal is to provide the citizens information to dispel suspicions and misconceptions. The citizens, in turn, provide the officers and civilian staff feedback on their feelings and concerns. This dynamic builds rapport between citizens and Department personnel. The students are also able to meet and talk with officers and civilian support staff in the Department.
We hope the graduates will take their new knowledge back into the community and educate others when the opportunity arises. That they will have heightened awareness and better information when making decisions which affect the Town and Police Department.
Covered in this course of study will be such topics as:
||Property and ID
||Task Force Operations
||Traffic Accident Investigation