CSUPD hosts Citizen’s Police Academy

Ever wonder what being a police officer is like? The Colorado State University Police Department’s  Citizen’s Police Academy gives you the opportunity to learn about many aspects of a police officer’s role in keeping campus and the community safe. This 12-week, action-packed course is taught by CSUPD officers and other criminal justice experts in the area. The academy is sponsored by CSUPD, the university’s Division of Student Affairs and the CSU Bookstore. Classes start Thursday, Feb. 11.

CSUPD encourages the CSU community to take part in this unique experience. This academy does not require any previous knowledge of law enforcement or any special physical abilities.

12-week class

The academy includes 12 classes and concludes with graduation on Thursday, May 5. Classes are 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, excluding Spring Break, in the CSUPD Training Room at Green Hall and other locations as appropriate. There will be one four-hour Saturday class so students can participate in police related scenarios using the department’s simulator. A barbecue lunch will be provided that day as well.

Fifteen students and 10 faculty or staff members will be admitted into the academy. Student applicants must have a 2.5 or above GPA. All applicants must be free of felony and misdemeanor convictions and must agree to a limited background investigation.

To apply, please email Sgt. Jon Falbo at jon.falbo@colostate.edu for a schedule and application. Applications can also be picked-up at the front counter at Green Hall during business hours. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 22. For more information or questions, please contact Sgt. Falbo at the above email or at (970) 491-2481.