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The Next Citizens Academy will be held Feb. 21st / Apr. 16th 2013

"Working to Build a Stronger Community"

Law enforcement agencies around the country are adopting a new philosophy to deal with crime in their communities--Community Oriented Policing (COP). COP encourages law enforcement agencies and community residents to actively work together in addressing public safety issues. By offering the opportunity for citizens to become more directly involved with their local agency, both groups are able to contribute on a larger scale in enhancing the quality of life in the community. It is a fact that COP efforts play an important role in reducing crime in any community.

The St. George Police Department has adopted the Community Oriented Policing philosophy and is pleased to offer the St. George community a program designed to provide an in-depth look at the functions of our department. Our Citizens Academy consists of a series of classroom sessions and demonstrations designed to introduce each participant to the abilities we have and limitations we face as a police department.

The goal of the Citizens Academy foster better relationship between the citizens of the St. George community and the Police Department. Our hopes are that by achieving this, we will be able to improve communication, obtain citizen input and support, and encourage more meaningful involvement on both parts.

Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18 years (unless approved by Chief of Police)
  • No criminal record
  • Must be able to attend the weekly training sessions (Tues. 6pm -8pm, Thurs. 6pm-8pm)


If you would like more information about this program, please contact:

St. George Police Department
265 North 200 East
St. George, UT 84770

Sergeant James Van Fleet
(435) 627-4321
james.vanfleet@sgcity.org

OFC. Derek Lewis
(435) 627-4358
derek.lewis@sgcity.org