WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. White Plains students in 10th through 12th grades can learn more about the Public Safety Department by joining its Public Safety Citizens Academy.
The free nine-week program brings students, who must be in good standing at their schools, behind the scenes at the citys Police and Fire bureaus so that they are better equipped to assess safety issues and may contemplate careers in law enforcement.
Experienced police officers and firefighters will lead the program, which includes an opportunity to take a two-hour ride with on-duty officers.
Given our commitment to the community and proactive problem-solving, we see the Youth Citizens Academy as an effective way of bringing police officers, fire fighters, and our young residents together in an informal, educational forum, says a press release on the city website .
Class will be held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Topics covered over the nine weeks will include:
- History of Law Enforcement
- Criminal Investigation Division
- Traffic Division
- Patrol Division
- Community Advocacy Strategic Initiatives Division
- Ambulance Life Support Services
- The Driving While Under the Influence Arrest
- Criminal Law Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- The Fire Bureau
- CompStat crime analysis
- Tour of firing range
- Ride-along with patrol officer
Interested students are encouraged to email Lt. Kevin Christopher , and applications may be addressed to Lt. Kevin Christopher, White Plains Police Department, 77 S. Lexington Ave., White Plains, NY 10601.
All correspondence with students will be shared via email with parents, including a records check.
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