We’re pleased to announce that the Citizens Academy is returning this spring.

The Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for St. Louisans to learn the ins and outs of the Metropolitan Police Department. The philosophy of the program is that when citizens have a better understanding of the difficult jobs you do day in and day out, the better equipped they are to help you as you aim to help the community.

The course will run for 12 weeks, meeting one night per week (Wednesday) for three hours at the Police Academy , beginning March 2, 2011 and ending May 25, 2011.

A variety of commissioned officers will teach the very interactive courses with demonstrations, role-playing and simulations.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must:
Be city residents or business owners
Be at least 18 years old
Have no active warrants
Agree to have a records check to be performed by the Department

Please feel free to spread the word to friends, family and citizens you encounter who you believe may be good candidates for the course.

Please don’t hesitate to refer anyone with questions to myself or to Sgt. Catherine Dennis at ext.444- 5638.

Joseph J. Calabro Sr. Dsn. 4393/303
Third District Community Outreach Officer
Metropolitan Police Department-City of St. Louis , Mo.
South Patrol Division
3157 Sublette
St. Louis, Mo. 63139
314-444-0169 fx:314-444-0119