Waterford Police Accepting Applications for Citizen's Academy Soon

Waterford Police 2013 Citizen's Academy Announcement

The Waterford Police Department will begin accepting applications for the 2013 Waterford Police Citizen's Academy starting January 1, 2013.  Applications can be picked up and completed at the Waterford Police Department at anytime, or can be completed and submitted online through the Waterford Police Department website. (www.waterfordpolice.org

The Waterford Police Citizen's Academy is free of charge as this year's class is being sponsored by the Waterford Rotary Club.  Anyone who lives or works in the Town of Waterford may apply (minimum age is 17 with parental waiver).  The Academy is limited to 25 participants and runs every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. during the weeks of March 7, 2013 to May 23, 2013.

Subjects covered in the 2013 Academy are:

-History of Waterford Police Department


-Life at the Police Academy

-Patrol/Motor Vehicle Enforcement

-Offensive/ Defensive Tactics

-Criminal Investigations/ Financial Crimes -New London State's Attorney's Office -Youth Crime -Accident Investigations -Use of Force -Driving Under the Influence/ Drugs

-K9 Program


-Constitutional Law

-Police Profiling

-Dispatch Operations

-Domestic Violence

-Crime in Waterford

-Undercover Assignments/ Task Forces

Participants will also have the opportunity to ride-a-long with an officer, view K-9 and Taser demonstrations and go “hands-on” in several areas.  Upon completing the 12 week academy, members will receive a free class shirt and certificate of completion. 

Any questions, please contact Officer Marc Balestracci at 860-442-9451 (he will be working, so expect voicemail and a return call) or at mbalestracci@waterfordct.org.  Further information can be found on the Waterford Police Department website starting on January 1, 2013.

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