The Cottage Grove Police Department offers citizens an exciting opportunity to develop an understanding and awareness of the police department's operational policies and procedures.
Participants in the Citizen’s Academy will experience a variety of topics—including lectures, demonstrations, ride-alongs, tours, and hands-on exercises—taught by police officers or experts in particular fields. The Academy is designed to create a safer community by building an understanding and partnership between Cottage Grove citizens and the Cottage Grove Police Department.
The Mission of the Academy is twofold: 1) to promote understanding of contemporary law enforcement issues and 2) to help citizens learn about and gain a better appreciation for the challenges and accomplishments of the CGPD.
Class size is limited to 20 participants. Academy graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from the City of Cottage Grove.
The 2013 Citizen's Academy will run for eight weeks on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from August 7, 2013 to September 25, 2013.
GOALS: Enhance public safety, understand law enforcement strategies and problems, reduce crime and provide crime prevention strategies, build relationships with the citizens, and create police ambassadors to the community.
NEXT SESSION: Wednesday nights August 7 to September 25, 2013
COST: NONE! This free program offered by the CGPD includes a free polo “uniform” shirt to wear at each session.
ELIGIBILITY: At least 21 years of age, live, own a business or work in the city of Cottage Grove, and must pass a background investigation check. (No law enforcement students please.)
APPLICATION: Download an application or pick one up at the front desk of the public safety department; 12800 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.
DEADLINE: Friday, July 5, 2013