The Citizen's Police Academy is a program that meets once a week from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 12 to Nov. 7.

The program is designed to provide members of the Dover community with additional knowledge about their police department. The program allows citizens of Dover to become more educated on Dover Police Department procedure and the pressures associated within law enforcement. There is no cost.

Applications must be submitted by Sept. 1.

The purpose of the Citizen's Police Academy is to accomplish three goals: to educate community members in Dover Police Department procedures and the pressures associated within law enforcement; to allow the citizens of Dover to meet the men and women who serve them; and to provide Dover Police Department officers the opportunity to meet and hear from the citizens they serve..

Topics presented include: community policing; meet the chief; laws of arrest; search and seizure; communications; internal affairs; criminal investigations; crime scene processing and forensics; patrol operations; canine unit; vice; special response team; use of force training; and traffic stops.

The academy meets once a week at the Dover Police Department, 400 S. Queen St. Interested persons may obtain an application at the Dover Police Department or can download it at

For information, contact Cpl. Caleb Rich, Planning and Training Unit, 400 S. Queen St. Dover, DE 19904; at 736-4461; or at