Rocky River Citizen Police Academy Apps Available

Rocky River - Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst, Police Chief Kelly Stillman, and the City of Rocky River Division of Police have announced applications are now being accepted for the 9th Citizen Police Academy. Here's a few things you need to know if you'd like to apply:

  • The Academy will be held at the Rocky River Police Department from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30-10:00 p.m. for fourteen Tuesdays starting January 15, 2019 and ending with a graduation ceremony on April 16, 2019.
  • Topics will include RRPD Special Services, an overview of the Municipal and Common Pleas courts, crime prevention, Internet safety, domestic violence and stalking, firearms, use of force,police legitimacy and procedural justice, crime scene investigations/processing, drug abuse, and more.
  • The goals of the Academy are to provide a basic understanding of the operation of the RRPD, provide insight into police work, provide a clearer understanding of citizens’ role in assisting law enforcement, help citizens feel comfortable communicating with police and City officials, and strengthen the partnership between the police and the community.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be a resident of Rocky River or work in the City, have no pending criminal charges or civil cases, no felony convictions, and have personal character consistent with community standards.
  • Applications are available beginning Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Rocky River Police Department, Rocky River City Hall, or via email by request to Lieutenant George Lichman at glichman@rrcity.com. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Space at the Academy is limited.

Questions can be directed to Lt. Lichman via email at glichman@rrcity.com, or via telephone at 440-799-8208, or in person at the Rocky River Police Department.

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