Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and end at approx. 9:30 p.m. unless stated otherwise (Academy Commander may advise you of changes in scheduling as needed).
Academy students may miss 2 classes (besides "optional" training days) and still graduate. Please advise Academy Commander if you will miss a class or will be late. You may be asked or permitted to attend missed classes during next season's Academy Class.
Week 1 - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Introductions History of SPD, Hiring Process, Basic Police Academy, In-service training Police Department and Jail Tour
Week 2 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017 ***Special Time***(12:00 p.m.-5:00p.m.) Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office (Don't be late!)
Week 3 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017***Special Location*** Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center (Meet at University Hospital, 88 Center Street, Bedford, OH, 44067)
Optional Field Trip - Wednesday, May 3 or May 10, 2017 ***Special Time/ Location***(8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) Bedford Municipal Court, 165 Center Road, Bedford, OH, 44146
Week 5 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Traffic Stops (Class will meet at Solon PD and travel to Service Department on Cochran Road. Dress for
weather. A portion of class may take place outdoors).
Week 6 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 OVI Investigations/ Field Sobriety Testing
Optional Range Training - Saturday, May 20, 2017***Special Time***(10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Class will meet at Solon PD and travel to the outdoor range on Beaver Meadow Pkwy
Week 7 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Detective Bureau/ Investigations
Active Shooter Awareness for Citizens
Week 8 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Use of Force
Week 9 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 ***Special Time/ Location***(5:30 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Graduation Night at Solon Community Center/ Potluck Dinner
Volunteers In Policing (VIP)
Drug Abuse and DARE Program
Scheduling of Ride-a-Long's (on a future date)