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First Annual Community Police Academy

The West Plains Police Department is proud to announce the start of the first annual Community Police Academy.  The academy is open to all community members who live or work in the City of West Plains.  Due to the COVID Pandemic the earlier class had to be cancelled.  Almost all the participants that were scheduled for that class have been registered for the 2021 Session.  We currently have eight additional slots available for those interested.

The CPA will be held from September 1st to October 27th, classes are conducted by various members of the department each Wednesday night from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM at the Emergency Operations Center located at the West Plains Police Department.  Applications are available below or in the lobby of the West Plains Police Department at 1912 Holiday Lane.  A banquet will be held on November 3rd for all graduates.  The due date for the applications is August 13, 2021.

Individuals attending the Academy gain an in-depth look at the various divisions within the West Plains Police Department.  Classroom discussions, hands-on practical scenarios, and a ride-along make the learning experience come alive for participants but does not certify attendees in any way as police officers.  The knowledge gained helps to open communication and therefore promote understanding of the very difficult yet rewarding profession of law enforcement.  Here is a list of topics that will highlight the two months.

Meet Chief Stephen Monticelli and his Command Staff, Tour of WPPD, Police Reserve Officer Program, Emergency Communications, Patrol Procedures, Geographic Policing, General Investigations, SRT Team, SWAT, Active Shooter, Use of Force, Drug Task Force, Cyber Crimes, Firearms Safety, Trip to the Range, K9 Operations, Traffic Stops, Crime Scene and Evidence, Emergency Management System, Crisis Negotiations Team, and Practical Night.

The West Plains Police Department looks forward to this opportunity and encourages you to apply, attend and work together for safer communities.

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