01/06: Oelwein Police Department Civilian Police Academy 2011 “OPDCPA”
The Oelwein Police Department is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the second annual Oelwein Police Department Civilian Police Academy. This interactive, hands on, ten week long program will run on Wednesday evenings starting August 3rd, 2011 from 6PM to 9PM at the NICC/RAMs building located off of HWY 150 in Oelwein. It will include a minimum of 35 hours of interactive training to include some of the following topics: Basic crime scene investigations, Basic Patrol, Canine, Traffic Stops, Bike Patrol, Criminal Law, Use of Force, Emergency Communications-911, Special Response Unit, Crime Statistics, a practical ride-along with an officer, and many other topics.
The goal of the OPDCPA is to enhance community relations and to build relationships with understanding within our community. The attendee will experience a side of law enforcement that is not normally experienced by non-sworn personal and the attendee will have a real opportunity to experience what their officers lives are like on a daily basis and how we perform our jobs.
Course Rules and Regulations:
1. To be eligible to participate in the Oelwein Police Department Citizens Police Academy you must be a resident of or work within the City Limits of Oelwein.
2. You must be 21 years of age prior to course completion.
3. No prior felony convictions in any state.
4. No misdemeanor arrests or convictions within the past five years excluding simple traffic offenses.
5. Must sign a waiver of liability holding harmless the Oelwein Police Department, its employees, the City of Oelwein and anyone else enlisted to assist with this academy. This will include a confidential information release and agreement.
6. The participant must be willing and able to attend all classes scheduled. One missed day will be given in emergency situations. Any more than one day missed will automatically cause dis-enrollment of the participant from the academy.
7. Must come with an open mind and be willing and able to make new friends and relationships that will benefit our entire community.
8. Must sign and turn in an application, liability, confidentiality and release of information agreements/waivers by Friday, July 1st, 2011.
We encourage anyone who is community minded and who can meet the above listed requirements to apply. We promise, this will be a very interesting and exciting ten weeks. You may apply by visiting www.oelweinpolice.org or by stopping at the Oelwein Police Department and picking up an application packet. There is no cost to the attendee for this training.
Thank you for your interest and should you have further questions or need more information please feel free to contact:
Sgt. Ronald B. Voshell Jr.
Oelwein Police Department
20 2nd Ave. SW #200
Oelwein, IA 50662