YONKERS, NY — The Yonkers Police Department will be sponsoring a Citizens Police Academy beginning June 22nd, 2011 and concluding September 12, 2011. The 12 week program will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
This training will be conducted by certified instructors from the Yonkers Police Department Training Unit. This hands-on training will include handcuffing techniques, defensive tactics, firearms simulator training and other law enforcement related topics. Attendees will also attend a “Ride-A-Long” with Yonkers patrol officers.
The Citizens Police Academy will provide the participants a better understanding of the complexities of police service as well as the difficulties that police officers encounter during the performance of their duties.
Members of the community who are interested in attending can obtain an application and additional information by going to the Yonkers Police Department website and clicking on the “Citizens Academy”, or by contacting the Training Unit staff at 914-377-7360
Lt. Richard R. Ruyack Jr. is the Commanding Officer of the Citizens Police Academy Training Unit.