**Citizens Academy may need to be moved to a later date in connection with health and safety standards of COVID-19 response.
About Citizens Academy
Nine-week course that allows community members to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at police work and learn how they can help prevent crime. Apply early as the academy fills quickly. Please note that a submitted application does not guarantee a spot.
Who: Adults ages 18+ who live or work in Burnsville
When: 2020 Citizen Academy Dates are Thursdays Oct. 15 - Dec. 17 (no classes on Thanksgiving - Nov. 26)
Where: Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway
Cost: FREE (must pass a background check)
History of and tour the police department
Review common police calls/ laws of arrest/ handcuffing procedures
Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, physical evidence team, domestic abuse response team, negotiators, bike patrol traffic and K-9 units
Traffic stops/DWI demonstration
Officer survival, use of force
Student involved scenarios, a Taser demonstration and shooting in an indoor range
Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend each session.