CSUPD citizens police academy applications open

What’s it like to investigate a crime scene? Are you familiar with laws related to policing, or when police use force or other tactics? Here’s your chance to learn. The Colorado State University Police Department, Division of Student Affairs and CSU Bookstore will kick off the 12th annual Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Thursday, Feb. 2.green-hall-at-sunset

The academy will conduct 12 classes and conclude with graduation on Thursday, April 27.  Classes will be held every from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday from the initial date through graduation, excluding Spring Break. Classes will take place in the CSUPD Training Room at Green Hall and other locations, according to academy activities. There will be one four-hour Saturday class so students can participate in police related scenarios using the department’s simulator.

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

Fifteen students and ten 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, download an application and submit it between Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Jan. 6. Contact CSUPD Sgt. Chris Robertson at 9710-491-2312 or christopher.roberstson@colostate.edu  for more information.