MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Coming up on April 5th through May 10th, the Marquette City Police Department is giving the community its first Police Citizens Academy.
The academy will meet Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm starting April 5th and going until May 10th.
The program is a six-week training/learning opportunity showing community members what it’s like to wear the bag. Those enrolled will start by learning about the history of the Marquette Police Department.
From there, community members will learn techniques such as the use of force, de-escalation, crime scene processing, and even K9 operations. “The police department is supposed to be a part of their community and this is just one of those ways that we can connect in a new way that we’ve never tried before it opens the door to have some of them meet some of us and maybe give us some more approachability in the public,” said Marquette Chief of Police, Ryan Grim.
Click here to download the application for the Marquette Police Citizens Academy. You can email the application to email@example.com