April 7, 2016
Lieutenant Mike Bonse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kingston Police Department Announces Registration for free “Citizen’s Police Academy”
April 18th-June 27th
The Kingston Police Department, in partnership with SUNY Ulster, is pleased to announce the open registration for its “Citizen’s Police Academy.” The Citizen’s Police Academy is a collaborative program administered by the Ulster County Law Enforcement Training group.
Beginning on April 18th, this 10 week program is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the law enforcement function within Ulster County. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Kingston Center at SUNY Ulster. This program is offered at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of time from the presenters.
The program seeks to create a better understanding and communication between the citizens and police through education and to develop a partnership between the citizens and police in order to establish a safer community.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for community members with an interest in law enforcement to learn more about the work we do and for us to create an even stronger connection with the public,” Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti stated. “We hope that the community responds to this call for program participation so that we may continue to build a productive partnership with our residents.”
“My administration has heard from residents through community forums and other outreach events that the public is eager to learn more about activities like this,” Mayor Steve Noble stated. “This is a unique opportunity for residents to get a “behind the scenes” look at how our department operates and to get to know our staff.”
Those interested in registering for the Citizen’s Police Academy must complete an application, which can be picked up at the KPD Headquarters at 1 Garraghan Drive or downloaded at: www.kingston-ny.gov/police
The program has limited space available; registration is required and is first come first served. Applicants must reside in the Ulster County. For additional information, questions or to request an application via email, contact Lieutenant Mike Bonse at 845-943-5707 or at [email protected].
Citizen's Police Academy Press Release
Citizen's Police Academy Application
Citizen's Police Academy Overview
Citizen's Police Academy Brochure