Thirty four eager residents recently graduated from the Lauderhill Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). This ten-week program offers valuable insight and hands-on training in a variety of subjects including patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, handgun safety, K-9 Unit, investigations, internal affairs, and community policing. There were also multiple opportunities for practical learning through equipment demonstrations, real-world scenarios, and ride-a-longs with patrol officers.
Lauderhill Chief of Police Constance Stanley says she is proud of the residents’ enthusiasm and is excited to give them the opportunity to understand the way the Lauderhill Police Department works. “They really get an in-depth look at what it’s like to be a police officer and why we operate the way we do. We want to be transparent with the community that we serve, and we feel like this is the best way to give them that chance if they so choose,” states Stanley.
Designed to acquaint individuals who are not sworn police officers with the activities of their local Police Department, the Lauderhill CPA fosters better communication between citizens and the department through education. The academy creates a group of well-informed citizens who possess greater insight into police practices, services and resources.
The next academy takes place later this year from September 27th through December 6th. To learn more about attending this program, contact the Lauderhill Police department at 954-497-4700.