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, Sept. 5th, 2017 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 6:30 - 6:45 Introductions: (Chief Viland, Lt.Felton and Sgt. Cabot) 6:45 - 8:30 History of Solon Police Department, Police Officer Hiring Process, Basic Police Academy, In- Service Training. (Sgt. Cabot) 8:30 - 9:30 S.P.D. and Jail Facility Tour (Sgt. Cabot)
**************OPTIONAL RANGE TRAINING ********************** SATURDAY, Sept. 9th, 2017 (10:00 am-1:00 pm) (Sgt. Jim Cabot, Ptl. Bender and Ptl. Koretsky)
(Class meets at P.D. for class then travels to the S.P.D. Shooting Range. Please dress appropriately for the weather.)
WEEK 2- Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 2017 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) 10:00 - 3:00 B.C.I. – Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Richfield Office. (Christine Crowly) (Leaving SPD at exactly 9:00 am and returning to SPD at approx. 3:00 pm)
WEEK 4 – Tuesday, Sept. 26th, 2017 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) 10:00 - 3:00 Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office (Chris Harris) (Leaving SPD at exactly 9:00 am and returning to SPD at approximately 3:00 pm)
WEEK 5 - Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 2017 (6:30 pm -9:30 pm) 6:30 - 9:30 Traffic Stops (F.T.O. Barr, F.T.O. Perkins, Ptl. Kline) (Class meets at P.D. for class then travels to Service Dept.) (Please dress appropriately for the weather.)
WEEK 6 - Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 2017 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 6:30 - 9:30 Use of Force (Ptl. Jason Bender)
WEEK 7- Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 2017 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 6:30 - 7:30 Active Shooter Awareness for Civilians (Lt. William Vajdich) 7:30 - 9:30 Responding to Crimes (Sgt. Don Haines)
Optional Field Trip- Bedford Court 165 Center Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146Sept. 20th or Oct. 18th (8:30 am to11:00 am)
WEEK 8 - Tuesday, Oct 24th, 2017 (5:30 pm – 9:30 pm) Graduation Night(Held at the Solon Community Center) 5:30 - 6:45 D.A.R.E. Program (D.A.R.E. Officer Ptl. Joann Felton) 6:45 - 7:00 V.I.P. “Volunteer’s in Policing” (Lt. Bruce Felton) 7:00 - 7:30 Closing statements / Graduation ceremony / Class photo 7:30 - 9:30 Pot Luck Dinner / Scheduling of ride-a-long’s with Patrol Officers. (The “ride-a- long’s” are scheduled for a two hour period and they are to be completed by November 19th.)