The Citizens Police Academy offers residents an opportunity to see how the Sylvania Township Police Department operates, and to experience what the working life of a police officer is like. The Citizens Police Academy also serves to establish rapport and understanding between the citizens of Sylvania Township and the police department that serves them.

The Sylvania Township Citizens Police Academy is designed to give members of the community an overview of the police department and its operations. Members of the Citizens Police Academy receive instruction and take part in hands-on activities presented by Sylvania Township police officers. Topics of instruction include: firearms, taser, patrol operations, criminal investigations, radar and laser, Special Response Team, and dispatch/communications, just to name a few. Academy participants are also invited to ride-a-long with a Sylvania Township police officer during an actual tour of duty.

The Sylvania Township Citizens Police Academy is hosted once a year, starting the last week in February. Classes are held on eight consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and meet at the Sylvania Township Police Department located at 4420 King Road. Class size is limited to 16 people. Additional applications are kept on file to fill any vacancies that may occur.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, live or work in Sylvania Township, complete a written application, and have a clean criminal history.
All applications meeting the above criteria will be considered. However, selection of participants is at the sole discretion of the Sylvania Township Police Department, which reserves the right to disqualify, or remove from participation, any person deemed not appropriate for, or disruptive to, the Citizens Police Academy.

Please contact Officer Dan Krajicek at 419-882-7878 with any questions.

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