Monday, January 27, 2014




Beginning in February, the Burlington Police Department will offer, for the first time in many years a Community Academy.


The Burlington Police Department’s Community Police Academy is a free program designed for citizens of Burlington and members of the business community to take an inside look at their Police Department, policing in the 21st century, and contemporary law enforcement operations. The complexity, scope, and depth of the issues that exist on the public safety landscape are enormous. The goal of the academy is to give participants hands-on insight to that complexity, a realistic view of police operations, the challenges, and opportunities in providing core public safety service to the community.


Program requirements:

Participants are expected to attend a 5-week program with classes on successive Wednesday evenings at 6 pm (each approximately 3 hours in duration).


Current class dates include February 12, 19, 26, March 5, and 12, 2014

+ a ride-a-long experience scheduled generally at your discretion.


There are a limited number of openings available for this academy. An application is required for consideration to participate.


The course curriculum will include topics such as:

An overview the Department Operations, initiatives, partnerships, organization, community policing and problem solving, media and public information, and law enforcement training (including organizational and individual resiliency in contemporary law enforcement) Patrol Procedures ranging from stopping vehicles to basic tactical skills Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure Motor Vehicle Law Juvenile Law Response to Resistance / Use of Force


Applications, which are available by contacting Ms. Kimberly Caron by phone (802) 540-2107 and on the department website ( [11]) are due by February 1, 2014.

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