Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
- Participants receive three hours of training one evening a week for 15 weeks.
- Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.
- Participants learn about the processing of crimes, how police canines are used and are exposed to many of the specialty police units.
The program allows participants to experience some of the highlights of the police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.
All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.
Class size is limited to 30 participants. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record.
The CPA application can be found at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/CPA_application.pdf
Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All Applications must be received by September 2, 2016.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION COURSE TO BECOME A SWORN POLICE OFFICER.
Return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy.
All applications must be received by September 2, 2016
The next session will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
The program will be held each Tuesday 6:30 pm-9:30 pm for 15 weeks.
Main location is Pittsburgh Carrick High School,125 Parkfield Street, Pgh PA 15210
See attached letter and application for more info.