“We don’t really use it for recruiting full-time officers,” Weems said of the academy. “It’s not really full-blown enough for somebody to know everything there needs to be known to be a police officer. But we have had some people go through it who were interested in being police officers. Maybe it helped them make up their minds.”
Participants must be at least 18 years old with no criminal history. While the focus is Avon, you don’t necessarily have to be a resident.
“We’ve made some exceptions,” Weems said. “We’ve had people who work in Avon but don’t live here. We make allowances for that. But generally we try to keep it to the citizenry of Avon.”
Just the facts
WHAT: Citizen’s Police Academy
WHEN: 10 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning 6 p.m. April 24
WHERE: Avon Police and Town Court Building