Recruits sought for Rhinelander ‘Citizen Police Academy’
The Rhinelander Police Department is recruiting participants for its Citizen’s Police Academy. This is the twelfth year of the program that is designed to provide students with an insight into the everyday activities that occur in law enforcement and develop a strong community bond that could aid in community policing.
The nine-week academy begins March 5 and wraps up April 30 and is held one night per week, usually Tuesdays, from 6-10 p.m. Rhinelander Police officers will teach citizens about firearms, defensive and arrest tactics, patrol procedures, drug investigations, criminal investigations and operating while under the influence. Students will also complete a four-hour ride along with officers. New this year is one night of training with the Rhinelander Fire Department.
Anyone age 18 or older who is interested, lives in the city, owns property or a business, or who works in the city is encouraged to apply. Background checks will be conducted; no one with a criminal record will be accepted. There is a 12-student maximum.
There is no cost to participate. Applications are available at the police department or online at www.rhinelanderpd.com. For more information, contact Det. Sgt. Kyle Parish or Officer Jim Robbins, 715-365-5300.