Published November 26, 2018
Your University at Buffalo Police will hold the annual Citizens Police Academy beginning Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This is the first installment of a nine-week program giving members of the university community an up-close, behind-the-scenes look into the working life of a campus police officer.
The annual Citizens Police Academy is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to take an inside look at policing and experience what being a University at Buffalo police officer is all about.
Classes are conducted in an interactive setting taught by University Police officers and other public safety professionals, the same officers honored by state and national agencies for their professionalism and individual acts of heroism and service. Subjects taught include fire and first aid, New York State penal law, traffic and accident investigations, criminal and crime scene investigation, and family offenses and domestic violence.
This year’s course meets Wednesday evenings, beginning at Bissell Hall on UB’s North Campus, then moving to other locations throughout the course. The program ends May 1, 2019 (no session March 20 during UB’s spring break) with a closing ceremony during which all graduates receive a diploma presented by UB’s Chief of Police.