Monday, August 29, 2016

JPD announces Citizens' Police Academy class

JPD issued the following press release: 



Jackson Police Department Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy Until Sept. 19

The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016.  The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to educate and inform the community; to provide a forum for police and community interaction; to identify community problems, needs and concerns; and to foster a partnership with the community and the Department in working toward creating a safer community.  Applications can be downloaded from the City website, www.jacksonms.gov, and will be accepted until Sept. 19.


In each session, a qualified instructor will explain how each division of the Jackson Police Department operates. The weeklong event includes a tour of the Public Safety Communications Center, an overview of the Community Relations/Crisis Intervention Unit, a S.W.A.T and Bomb Squad exhibition, and Driving and Firearms Simulator training.


This Academy is conducted from 6 p.m. until 8  p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Police Firing Range for the SWAT /Bomb presentation and firearm instruction. 


For information and registration, please call the Office of Community Relations at 601.960-1389 or e-mail Renee Walker at  rwalker@jacksonms.gov or Marilynn Paige at mpaige@jacksonms.gov.

Kingfish note: JJ highly encourages citizens take this class. It is good information and good training.    However, JJ can't resist this blast from the past: 

 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This class is worth your time. You learn a whole lot and you will enjoy it too. I recommend it.

Anonymous said...

so where do they teach how to take bribes and lose key evidence?

Anonymous said...

10:22; Specifically what did you 'enjoy' and list four things you learned. Thanks. I guess I'm asking why you recommended it.

Anonymous said...

Where on the agenda is the "solicitation of prostitutes while in squad car" and "spending eating and running your mouth instead of patrolling" sections?

Wonder how many "community organizers" will attend this to get a better understanding of one of the finest, well-oiled law enforcement machines in the nation...

Anonymous said...

KF,
Do you have to be a resident of Jackson to attend?

Anonymous said...

Before you know it, 24 hours will have passed since I axed 10:22 to state what he learned and why he recommends it. But that ain't nunna my bidness.....

Anonymous said...

Nobody is obligated 8:54. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think an 'obligation' was suggested. If somebody goes to the trouble to tout a useless event, they ought to be able to 'splain why. Or not. But, thank you KF.

Anonymous said...

If somebody goes to the trouble to tout a useless event, they ought to be able to 'splain why.

How do you know the Academy is "useless"? Since you've gone to the trouble to claim it so, please step up and "'splain why".

Anonymous said...

It's useless unless proven otherwise. Nothing is of value unless evidence exists to support that contention. Where's the evidence? Who has attended that will step up and recommend it and why?

Unless it can be shown otherwise, it's as worthless as 'Citizens Night Out' and 'This Community Protected By Neighborhood Watch'. But, there's always 'See Something Say Something'.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I am just now getting back to my computer.

1. I went on a "ride along" for a few hours in the Precinct of my choice. This was mostly boring but did have one exciting event. Learned how much information comes to the computer and through the radio before they make a traffic stop or go to an address.
2. I learned how and why they take fingerprints and how they indentify dead bodies and it was not like a one hour TV show.
3. I went to the shooting range and shot a Glock as well as a machine gun.
4. I sat in the back seat of a police car for the first time in my life and saw how they can sterilize and hose out same. It is now made of a hard plastic allowing this.
5. Went to the 911 call center and got to watch all the screens and hear each call and what the operator was typing to the proper officer responding.
Very busy place. Not just JPD, but HCSO and fire departments.

Every class was open and honest and allowed time for questions and you were not made to feel stupid for asking. Yes, I believe you can take the class if you are not a Jacksonian. They will tell you on the phone.

Whatchu Gonna Do?.. said...

So, 12:07 - To recap: You shot a gun, you learned about a dead body, you heard radio chatter and saw the computer screen in the squad car and you heard about fingerprints. What the Fark does any of that have to do with the crime rate in Jackson, Mississippi and the continual rise of it?

But I'll bet you feel more involved now when you watch COPS.

Anonymous said...

This is a total waste of money and time. It accomplishes absolutely nothing. The manpower wasted on things like this should be used to deal with crime, serve warrants,and collect fines,not wasted on this.


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