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When needed, we issue news releases for crime incidents. They are posted on the city website and directed to local media. If you are a member of the media and want to be added to the department's list, please contact Claudia Cassman.

Police accepting applications for Citizen's Academy

Post Date:03/01/2019 11:14 am

SHAKOPEE, MINN. – Ever wondered what a police officer's job is really like? Or how the department trains its officers to handle such a variety of situations?

The Shakopee Police Department will be hosting its Citizen Police Academy this spring. The six-week course meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, April 17 through May 22. The course is offered to anyone who lives, works or has a vested interest in Shakopee and who wishes to experience the many facets of law enforcement as encountered by Shakopee officers. 

The course is designed with a “hands-on” approach.  Some of the topics to be covered in the Academy include:

  • Traffic enforcement
  • Use of force
  • Investigations
  • SWAT
  • School resource officers
  • Drug Task Force
  • Crime victims support

This is a free program offered by the Police Department and Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc. Applicants must be over the age of 21 and pass a background check. Applications are due March 29. Space is limited.

For more information or an application, visit www.ShakopeeMN.gov/crimeprevention. Click on “Citizen Police Academy” or contact the Shakopee Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 952-233-9441.

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