Prattville Police & Fire Launch Citizens' Academy
Citizens often wish they knew more about the public safety system. In turn, Prattville Police Department and Prattville Fire Department members wish the public had a better understanding of the challenges facing Police Officers and Firefighters.
To bridge the gap of understanding, our Police and Fire Departments have joined together to create a "Prattville Police & Fire Citizens' Academy."
The Prattville Police & Fire Citizens' Academy offers a two-way communication between the citizens, Police Officers and Firefighters, while providing a mechanism for educating the public about public safety.
Hours and Requirements:
You must be 21 years of age and live or work in Autauga County.
You must clear a review of your Criminal and Driver's History.
Classes meet on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Total Time is 20 hours over 10 weeks (You are asked to commit to attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions.)
The Police and Fire Citizens' Academy is a 10-week program that will be held at the Prattville Police and Fire Departments.
Each Police and Fire Citizens' Academy session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and Firefighting techniques and their role in the community to discussions and demonstrations. The curriculum is as follows:
|June 6||Welcome Night with Police Chief Thompson and Fire Chief Brown|
|June 6||Introduction to Police and Fire Operations|
|June 13||Crime Prevention|
|June 20||Fire Fighter Basics|
|June 27||Sex Offenders|
|July 1||Incident Command System|
|July 11||SWAT and Use of Force|
|July 18||EMS Skills|
|July 25||Domestic Violence|
|August 1||Fire Department Specialty Training|
|August 8||Internet Crimes|
For more information about the Police and Fire Citizens' Academy, please contact Lt. James Pilson at (334) 595-0204. To apply for the next Citizens' Academy, please use the online registration form.