Enroll now for fall Citizens Police Academy

Citizens check out police car

Enrollment is open now to the next Pitt Police Citizens Police Academy, which will be held in the fall.

The eight-week program is designed to educate the public about the criminal justice system and provide insight into everyday police work. Topics that will be covered include: Criminal law, firearms, traffic laws, DUI procedures, report writing, domestic violence, traffic stops, self-defense and more.

The class is limited to 20 participants and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16 to Nov. 18 at the police headquarters, 3412 Forbes Ave. All participants must pass a background check.

Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate, but it is not a certification to become a sworn police officer. This will be the third session of the Citizens Police Academy, which started in fall 2019.

For more information, contact Sgt. Brooke Riley at brb119@pitt.edu or 412-648-4054.

Registration is open now and can be found here.