MPD Announces Relaunch of Citizens’ Police Academy

  • MPD Announces Relaunch of Citizens’ Police Academy

    MPD Announces Relaunch of Citizens’ Police Academy

    The Martinsburg Police Department is pleased to announce that it will once again be conducting a Citizens’ Police Academy, which is scheduled to begin on April 27, 2016.

    The Citizens’ Police Academy is a 10-week course that will provide members of the community with an overview of topics such as criminal investigations, drug investigations, criminal law, DUI, the Court systems, probation, parole, and traffic law. Participants in the program will be given a tour of the Eastern Regional Jail and will be shown various demonstrations by officers, including weapons and K-9 tactics. As part of the program, participants will also be given Ride-Along opportunities with the Martinsburg Police Department.

    “Our goal is to help the public gain valuable insights into police work, the legal system, and issues that our community faces,” Lieutenant Scott Doyle said. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to continue working toward our goal of building a strong community through police-citizen partnerships.” Lieutenant Doyle will be leading the Academy along with Sergeant Justin Darby. Other MPD officers and guest speakers will also be contributing to the class sessions.

    The Academy will take place at 6pm on Wednesday evenings at the Martinsburg Police Department and will be open to anyone over the age of 18. Attendance is limited to 25 participants and will be free of charge. Anyone who is interested in joining the 2016 Citizens’ Police Academy must complete and return an application to the Martinsburg Police Department by April 10, 2016. Applications can be picked up at the Martinsburg Police Department or can be downloaded via the website at www.MartinsburgPD.org/citizens-police-academy.

    For questions related to the Citizens’ Police Academy, MPD encourages interested parties to contact Lt. Doyle (s_doyle@martinsburgpd.org), Sgt. Darby (j_darby@martinsburgpd.org), or call the Department at (304) 264-2100.