Television shows like Cops and Law and Order make a decent attempt at depicting reality. But, if you really want to know the true reality of police work you should participate in the Idaho Falls Police Department's bi-annual Citizen's Police Academy.
This free class gives residents an inside look into the inter-working of law enforcement as they learn about traffic stops, accident investigations, DUI and traffic enforcement, crime scene investigations, K-9s, building searches, patrol tactics, the SWAT team and law enforcement partnerships.
Most importantly class participants will have the opportunity to meet police officers and hear first-hand about what it is like to work and serve with the IFPD.
The goals of the class are:
To allow the citizens to meet the men and women who serve.
To educate the citizens on the how's and why's concerning law enforcement.
To work with the citizens in solving problems and sharing ideas to help make Idaho Falls a better place to live.
For additional information please contact Community Projects Coordinator Joelyn Hansen at 208-612-8655, or email.
Current Session of Citizens Police Academy
To apply, please download the CPA Application and submit it to Joelyn Hansen via email, by fax at 208-612-8609, or by dropping it off at the Idaho Falls Police Station at 605 North Capital between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (there are also 2 Saturday classes)