Provincetown Police announce Citizens Police Academy

– Provincetown Police Chief James Golden is pleased to announce that Provincetown community members are once again invited to participate in the Provincetown Police Department’s Community-Oriented Policing Citizens Police Academy.

The course is an 8 week program that begins on March 13th and runs through May 15th (No class on April 03 for Town Meeting). The program is designed to acquaint any interested person with the duties of law enforcement — including detectives, prosecutors and patrol officers — perform on a daily basis.

Academy participants will also get an in-depth look at the Provincetown Police Department’s different regional units, including Investigative, SWAT/Negotiator, Accident reconstruction and its Motorcycle Officers. The program also offers an opportunity to experience hands-on training with the department’s equipment and shooting range.

The program also enables you the opportunity to better understand the rules, regulations and policies that police officers are sworn to follow, and provide you a stronger sense of the broad range of responsibilities and challenges Provincetown Police officers face in serving our community.

“This is an opportunity for residents and police officers to meet in a friendly setting and get to know one another face-to-face,” said Sergeant Kevan Spoor, who oversees the program. “I’m eager to welcome this year’s academy class, and I’m confident that it will once again be a fun and positive experience for citizens and officers alike.”

Classes will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

This free program will allow you the opportunity to see and learn about the duties and responsibilities of the police department. The key to the success of this program is the enthusiasm and participation that you bring to our Citizens Police Academy.

Each student will participate in a ride-along with an officer during their patrol. We would like all students to attend every class with the understanding that sometimes this isn’t possible. In order for students to graduate, they must not miss more than two classes.

Residents can email Sergeant Spoor at to obtain the required application and authorization forms.

Applications can be submitted via email, fax, mail or dropped off in-person at the police station. All forms should be submitted to the attention of Sergeant Spoor.

Prospective participants will be required to undergo a brief background and criminal records check.

Class size is limited, and applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 1st.
Media release furnished by Provincetown Police

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