Thursday, August 11, 2016

18th Annual Citizens’ Academy



The Meridian Township Police Department has scheduled the 18th Annual Citizens’ Academy for residents, community members, and business people of Meridian and Williamstown Townships. Participants will meet every Thursday evening from September 8 through November 10, 2016, at
the Meridian Township Public Safety Building. Lectures and active participation will give attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and the Department’s role in the community.

Some of the covered topics include:
• Uniform patrol functions
• Criminal investigations and CSI
• Arrest law and Use of Force
• Traffic and OWI (Operating while Intoxicated)
• Accident investigations
• Narcotics
• Community Policing and Code Enforcement
• Criminal Law and the Michigan Court System
• K9 presentation
• 911 Dispatch Center Tour
• Firearms Training Simulator
The program is free. Past participants have given overwhelming support for the Academy and found it valuable for gaining a better understanding of the importance of Police Officers in the community. If you have questions or wish to enroll in the Academy, please contact Sergeant Scott Dawson at (517) 853-4800 or policeacademy@meridian.mi.us.

SLOW DOWN & BE ALERT STUDENTS RETURNING TO SCHOOL   Please help keep our young people safe as they return to school this year....