Citizen Academy 1
The Citizens Police Academy hosted its 7th session of this 10-week academy this past fall. The citizens meet one night per week for 10 weeks to learn more about policing in Fairview Heights. Activities include crime scene processing, police and county jail tours, drug enforcement, canine demonstrations, shooting at the police range and simulator, conduct mock vehicle stops and much more! The academy is co-coordinated by Officers Jon Friederich and Ryan Weisenborn, as well as Executive Assistant Amber Hopkins. This academy is a requirement to start volunteering with the Fairview Heights Police Department.
This free program is very popular and fills up quickly, as space is limited. Preference goes to Fairview Heights residents, but all are welcome to apply!