Citizen's Police Academy

  1. Citizen's Police Academy
  2. Latino Citizen's Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a multi-week program conducted annually with an average of 15-20 attendees. Is designed to familiarize Citizens with the “how/what/why” of Police procedures, and provide an opportunity interact and ask Officers questions.  The Academy is complemented by Latino Citizen's Academy, which is a similar program offered in Spanish.The Citizens’ Academies do their best to reflect current themes and topics, and encourage discussion of how the Police operate in general.

Citizen's Police Academy Schedule

Class 1:

    • Chief Daly - State of the Police Department & Crime in Avon
    • Detective Holmstrom & Hassinger– Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), participants will have hands on experience investigating a crime scene.

Class 2:

    • Tour of the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Spring Campus Police Academy - Firearms Training Simulator (FATS), participants will be given computer simulation of shoot or don’t shoot situations and be required to react as a police officer in compliance with the use of force policy.  

Class 3:

    • Detective Hassinger & Officer Briggs & Officer T. Baldwin - Drug Recognition and DUI enforcement, participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person.

Class 4:

    • Chief Daly, Detective Sgt. Lovins, S.W.A.T., participants will learn about the Eagle County Special Operations Unit.
    • Chief Daly – Self Defense, participants will be taught basic self-defense techniques.

Class 5:

    • Tour of the Eagle County Jail.

Class 6:

    • An evening with firearms instructor's at the firing range.