The South Lyon, Novi, Wixom and Wolverine Lake Police Departments have created the Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy. This is an instructional course designed to give the public a working knowledge of police department personnel and policies.
The Citizens Police Academy is held once a year in the Spring. Classes are held for 3 hours, once per week for 8 weeks. Instruction covers the many facets of police work, meeting at different police departments as well as visiting a gun range. The experience is completed with a graduation ceremony.
The March 2023 Class begins March 8th and runs eight weeks culminating with a graduation dinner. Classes begin each week at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and usually run between 2 to 3 hours. We are accepting applications for the 2016 session.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and must live or work in South Lyon, Novi, Wixom, or Wolverine Lake.
The Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy was created to provide citizens with information to enable informed judgements about the police department and police activity. The instructors hope to increase rapport between the police and the community through this educational process.
The Citizens Police Academy is a two-way learning opportunity. Through interaction with the students, police departments become more aware of the concerns of the communities they serve.
The Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy covers such diverse topics as police training, communication, criminal investigation, drunk driving procedures, crime prevention, family violence, juvenile law, and the tactical team. Emphasis is placed on the patrol division as that is the segment of the police department that most often has contact with the public. Instruction consists of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences.
The classes are free; there are no fees.
The South Lyon Police Department is accepting applications for the Lakes Area Citizens Police Academy. Applications are available at the police station during normal business hours or by clicking the applications link above Contact Sgt. Chris Faught at 248-437-1773 for more information.