For more information, please contact the Police Department at (859) 238-1224.
Citizen's Academy Instructors
Members of the Danville Police Department as well as guest instructors will conduct the Academy.
Program Introduction & Course Information
The multi-week program begins with a basic introduction to Constitutional law and the issues pertaining to the authority and limitations of law enforcement officers. Discussions will include:
- Search and Seizure
- Use of Force
- Domestic Violence Response
- Criminal law, traffic violations, and local ordinances
Participants will be given the opportunity to test their understanding of the law in mock scenarios. Decision-making ability will be further tested with the Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) as students face real life lethal force situations via a life-size computerized training system.
The course includes demonstrations of tools and resources available locally including investigative techniques for evidence collection and crime solving. Participants will be encouraged to do a ride-a-long with an officer on duty to see police work first hand.
How Not to be a Victim
In addition to a session dedicated to dispelling myths about law enforcement, a new session will be added titled “How Not to be a Victim." Participants will be given instruction on personal protection as well how to make their homes and family safe.