If you enjoy watching CSI or Law and Order, and all the reruns of the countless other police dramas on television, why not get off the couch and learn more about your local police department's operations and officers? The Rosemount Police Department periodically conducts the Citizens Academy. The program is designed to offer citizens insight into modern-day policing in their community through classroom and hands-on training conducted by Rosemount Police Officers.
Training will involve a variety of topics, including an overview of department operations, a tour of the police facility, a review of patrol operations, driving under the influence arrest ( D.U.I.), narcotics presentation, investigations, crime scene processing, M.A.A.G. (SWAT) and firearms, use of force/self-defense, school-liaison duties, arrests, search and seizure issues, traffic stops, community policing/crime prevention, and the chaplain program. At the completion of the program, citizens will be given the opportunity to ride along with an Officer. It is our hope that each participant feels informed, has an understanding about the operations of the department and knows the person behind the badge. Through relationships and partnerships the police and community provide a safer Rosemount.
The academy is free and open to individuals who live or work in the City of Rosemount and are at least 18 years of age. All participants will be subject to a criminal background check.
The Academy will be conducted in cooperation with the Apple Valley Police Department.