Citizen’s Police Academy
The police department began offering classes in 1993 as a way to inform citizens about how police officers work and the intricacies of their job. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a chance for citizens that live or work in Martin to receive a first hand view of the operations of the Martin Police Department.
Some of the topics that are covered are:
- Constitutional / Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- K-9 Unit
- DUI Enforcement
- SWAT Unit
- Defensive Tactics / Use of Force
- Criminal Investigations
- Traffic Stops
- Undercover Drug Investigation
Participants are also required to ride with a Martin Police Officer at least two times during the course of the class.
Upon graduation, the graduate will be asked to become a “diplomat” to the community for the Police Department. In addition, the graduate will be asked to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Some graduates have assisted in other endeavors of the department, such as Volunteers in Police Service Program, Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out.
Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association
President: Steve Lemond
Vice President: Barry Tuck
Secretary/Treasurer: Susan Lemond