The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Police Department will host a Spring 2020 Citizen Police Academy starting Feb. 11.
The program provides all members of the campus community a chance to see, hear, learn and gain insight into the operations of the University Police Department.
“This will be our third Citizen Police Academy session and first one to be offered during the spring semester,” said Hassan Ramzah, interim chief of police. “Changes for this session includes an expansion from six to eight weeks and an increase in the class size from 12 to 15 participants.
“In addition to enhancing positive working relationships, the Citizen Police Academy allows us to share who we are and what we do with the campus community we are privileged to serve.”
During the course of the academy, participants will learn about dispatch communications and support services, police technology, patrol functions, investigative services, bomb detection canines, emergency preparedness and event management. The academy is interactive and incorporates classroom presentations, police ride along opportunities, demonstrations and other activities related to public safety.
The program will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 11 to April 7. Participation is free of charge. All applicants must be 19 years of age and a member of the university community. The application process includes a background check.
The academy is limited to 15 participants and applications are available online. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
For more information about the Citizens’ Police Academy, contact Ramzah or Gabby Molina at 402-472-2222.