Tuesday, January 28, 2020

JPD Holding Citizens Police Academy

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 


The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Monday, March 23-30, 2020. 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 Police Department in working toward creating a safer environment.


The week-long experience offers exposure to numerous events, including a tour of the Public Safety Communications Center, an overview of the Community Relations/Crisis Intervention Unit, S.W.A.T/Bomb Squad exhibitions, and Driving/Firearms Simulator training.

The sessions are conducted from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the Police Training Academy, and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Police Firing Range for the SWAT/Bomb presentation and firearms instruction.

Enrollment is open until March 13th.  For more information or for 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.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So to be clear this isn't an effort to allow citizens to be reservists or train them to fight the crime endemic to their neighborhoods? It's just a meet and greet and a tour of JPDs facilities and their toys?

Anonymous said...

Guess that "Coco with the Popo" and Mayor Dodo is no mo.

Anonymous said...

Well, JPD has to do give the appearance of being proactive even if we all know it is a total waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Citizens on Patrol!

Anonymous said...

@12:40, that would be citizens on parole on patrol.

Anonymous said...

I think this is great. I have always wanted to participate. Hope it works in my schedule this year. The rest of you need training in maturity and adulthood.

Anonymous said...

I have gone through the training and it is very productive. There is training on what it’s like to be a police officer. The functions and live training at the 911 call center. There is interaction with the K-9 units, murder investigations, and safety. The training offers time on the shooting range as well as 4-5-hour ride along with an officer.
Why criticize if you don’t know what your talking about? Just another miserable person hiding behind a computer.

Cynical Sam said...

@11:06 AM - this academy actually provides the training and certification to be the JPD chief.

Anonymous said...

Is there anything in all of the training that will teach the citizens to speak up when they witness a crime?

Anonymous said...

Joke

Kingfish said...

Because the police building ties with the community or the public becoming more informed on how the police operate is a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

I’ve been through this program. Got the certificate and the hat. It has potential, but it’s a joke.

Anonymous said...

This nonsense has two goals:

1) Teach the public how tough the popo have it in Jxn.

2) Help the public understand that crime prevention in Jxn is impossible and all the popo can do is respond and write reports and hide the numbers.

Then there's this: "..to identify community problems, needs and concerns." Really?

No, Kingfish...It's not 'a bad thing', it's simply a total waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Be curious to know how many folks sign up for this.

Badges? Badges? said...

Do they give you a badge so that you can avoid tickets?

Donuts R Us said...

Do they share their donuts or at least provide a discount donut card?

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