| KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (KPD)
CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY (CPA)
Officer Adam Willson
The goal of the Knoxville Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy
is to create and develop a growing nucleus of responsible, well-informed
citizens who have the potential to influence public opinion concerning
police practices and service delivery. Graduates of our program will
fulfill the critical role of providing input and information to their
neighborhoods which will increase citizen involvement on issues of
mutual concern. This active citizens participation will improve the
quality of life and build lasting and productive partnerships between
our police department and the communities we so proudly serve.
|Upon successful completion of the Citizens'
Police Academy, each graduate will:
Gain a better understanding of how the Knoxville Police Department
is organized and how each unit functions, as well as achieve an
appreciation for the daily challenges facing Law Enforcement Professionals.
Possess the ability to participate and provide informed assistance
in the organization of neighborhood watch groups as well as be a
source of knowledge in additional crime prevention initiatives such
as prevention through environmental design, and residential and
Possess the skill and desire to identify, recruit, and mentor
potential candidates for employment within the Knoxville Police
Department as well as future participants in the Citizens' Police
Demonstrate the enhancement of their observational skills and
make a commitment to report any suspected criminal behavior,
Possess the knowledge and information to serve as a participant
in the decision making process for a variety of community policing
initiatives such as:
Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness Programs
Traffic Safety Campaigns
Mentoring Programs for Youth
Must be at least eighteen (18) year's of age
Must live or work within the City of Knoxville
Must submit a completed application
Must undergo a background investigation to include a criminal
A Selection and Nomination Committee will be responsible for reviewing
all applications and upon consultation with the Chief of Police,
will make the final selections for participation in each CPA.
In addition, this committee will be tasked with ensuring that each
CPA contains a representative sample of our entire community.
|The CPA is a twelve-week program that meets
Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Training Room
at the Knoxville Police Department.
A wide range of topics are covered dealing with the various capabilities
and functions of the Knoxville Police Department.
Class sizes are kept to a minimum, in order to foster an environment
for individual attention an active class participation.
Attendance of each session is critical to fully benefit from participation
in the CPA. Please make every effort to attend each training session.
If you will be unable to attend, or will need to arrive late, please
notify the CPA Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.