The Westfield Police Department's Citizen Police Academy provides members of our community with an inside look at law enforcement. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the operations and resources of the Westfield Police Department. Participants will interact with police executives and veteran officers during the academy. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in our community.
The 19th Citizen Police Academy begins on January 31, 2023 and runs through April 18, 2023. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington Street. There will be one Saturday class that is held at the firing range.
The following areas of the Department will be covered:
Introduction, History of the Westfield Police Department and Department tour
Criminal Law & The Justice System
Financial Crime & Fraud
Drug Identification/Crime Scene
Defensive Tactics & Use of Force
Community Policing and Co-Response
School Resource Officer programs
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Court System, Probation and Parole
Potential candidates for the Citizen Academy must meet the following criteria:
21 years of ageReside in, or be employed within the City of Westfield. No prior felony arrestsNo misdemeanor arrests within two years of application
To apply, please click this link and fill out the form completely.
This is not a certification course to become a police officer, this is an educational course to give citizens a better understanding of the role of law enforcement.