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Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Manitowoc Police Department Citizens Academy

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The Manitowoc Police Department Citizens Academy is a nine week program covering various aspects of law enforcement.  Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., February 26th through April 23rd, 2019, with Graduation being held on April 30th. Interested citizens must be committed to attending ALL sessions.

The Citizens Academy is designed to reach out to members of our community, and invite them to learn more about the Manitowoc Police Department.  Academy classes will be instructed by personnel of the Manitowoc Police Department, who will be open, honest, and candid about their duties and experiences as a law enforcement officer.  Class discussion will be encouraged.  Classroom lectures will be kept to a minimum, in order to maximize the “hands on” practical exercises.

Topics which will be covered during the Academy will include: Police Department Operations; Use of Force; Firearms; Traffic Stops; O.W.I./D.R.E.; Building Searches; Domestic Violence; Officer Dale TenHaken murder; Internet Sex Predators; Drug Awareness; Crowd Control; Human Trafficking and Courtroom Testimony.

The goal of the Citizens Academy is to provide graduates with a working knowledge of the Manitowoc Police Department, and to strengthen community support and involvement with the department.  We look forward to your participation!! You will also have the option to continue being part of the Citizens Academy by joining the Citizens Academy Alumni. The Alumni are a big part of running the academy with monthly meetings and fundraisers throughout the year.  

Interested citizens should complete this application and return it to the Manitowoc Police Department by 4:30 PM on Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Sergeant Andrew Trilling at (920)686-6576 or

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