BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Police Department
holds its annual Citizens' Police Academy starting Wednesday, Feb.
13th. The seven-week program, which gives the university community
an in-depth look into the working life of a police officer, starts
at Bissell Hall at the university's North Campus before moving to
other locations during the course.
"Our fifth-annual Citizens' Police Academy is an opportunity for
students, faculty and staff to take an inside look at policing and
actually experience what being a University at Buffalo police
officer is all about," says Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. chief of UB's
Schoenle says the department is looking for a good mix of all
campus groups, all interested in how the university police force
operates and the role of its officers in the justice system. "The
seven-week program culminates with a ride-along with a veteran
police officer and a graduation ceremony," Schoenle says.
Classes are conducted in an interactive setting taught by
University Police officers and other public safety professionals.
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 program also includes the appropriate use of force,
police investigations, a day in the life of a UB police officer and
operating emergency police vehicles. Students participating in the
program will have the opportunity to take part in several hands-on
activities, along with the end-of-the-course ride-along.
Classes will take place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for
approximately three hours beginning Feb. 13th. The class size will
average 20 students, and is open to students, faculty and staff.
Classes are non-credit bearing for university students.
For questions and applications for the Citizens Police Academy,
please refer to the web site for additional information
http://upolice.buffalo.edu/ . Or look for us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/UBPolice. Or e-mail Lieutenant Dave Urbanek
Urbanekd@buffalo.edu with any questions.