Class Schedule

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Citizens Police Academy Spring Schedule Summary 

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

   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)


Week 4 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017 ***Special Time***(5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

    K-9 Demonstration
     Responding to Crimes

 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
       Closing Statements
       Scheduling of Ride-a-Long's (on a future date)


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