During the ten-week academy, the student will have the unique opportunity to see and interact with Police Department personnel as never before. The student will observe all of the functions of this Police Department and see its innermost workings.
The goal of the academy is to strengthen communications between the department and the community we serve. To provide a safe environment, citizens, and police must jointly address issues and solutions.
Date & Times
The academy is held once each in the spring. The classes are open and free of charge to any Hewitt resident or non-resident. Each class is three hours long and starts at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays at the Police Department.
By the end of the academy, the student should understand basic and advanced police procedures due to the various topics, which cover the entire spectrum of municipal criminal justice. These topics include patrol operations, criminal investigations, crime scene investigations, firearms training, use of force issues, plus the procedures of the jail and a tour, court system, and telecommunications. Also, the student will learn about the Hewitt Police Department’s community programs.
A graduation ceremony is held at the completion of the class, which includes dinner for the student and the student’s immediate family.