Criminal Justice

IU and Gary PD to offer Citizens Police Academy

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Residents of Gary and students of IU have an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about police work and the functions of their local police department. The Police Departments of Indiana University Northwest and the City of Gary are collaborating on a 10-week Citizens Police Academy. It’s designed to give citizens and communitys police officers an opportunity to learn more about each other and develop strong relationships.

Representatives of both departments will focus on a different area of police work each week, including the use of force, patrol procedures, criminal investigations, and the legal system. The instruction will include a combination of lectures, demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities including special teams, crime scene processing and uniformed patrol procedures. The deadline to apply at the Gary Police Department is Thursday, February 12th.


Sharon Jackson, Lakeshore News


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