WOODS CROSS — Davis County residents are invited to participate in a free Citizen Police Academy being sponsored by the Woods Cross police Department and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
The free 13-week academy begins April 17. Classes have been scheduled at the Sheriff’s Office and Woods Cross City Hall, with “field trips,” scheduled at other sites, said Woods Cross Police Chief Greg Butler. Classes will be taught by deputy sheriffs, local police officers, victim advocates and others who deal with criminal issues.
“The premise of the academy is to bridge gaps between citizens and the police department,” Butler said. It will give residents a behind-the-scenes look at policing, providing for residents who are informed and educated about law enforcement, he said.
Classes will include topics such as patrol procedures, K-9 units, firearms training, narcotic and gang unit and fraud, scams and ID thefts.
Enrollment is limited, Butler said.
Those interested should contact Coordinator Stephanie Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 801-678-6702.