May 25, 2022

East Providence Police Citizens Police Academy


The East Providence Police Department is recruiting citizens to attend a Citizens Police Academy. The academy will meet on Tuesdays for several hours in the evening starting September 22. It will run approximately 10 weeks culminating with a graduation. There may be an occasion where the class meets on another night during the week due to a scheduling conflict.

If you are interested in learning about policing in your community, have questions about the day to day operations of the police department or law enforcement in general, this is your opportunity to have those questions answered. All academy instructors are East Providence Police Officers, volunteering their time to educate the public on the various aspects of law enforcement. Topics will include Crime Scene investigation, Patrol Operations, Prosecution/Legal Issues, Use of Force, EPPD Policy & Procedures, Special Reaction Team, Accident Reconstruction, and Operating under the Influence, CPR, and Dispatch/Communications.

To participate in the Academy, one must be 18 years of age, a resident of the City of East Providence, have no active criminal record. Class size is generally limited to 20 members and is on a first come, first serve basis. The police department does retain the right to exclude anyone who they think may be detrimental to the learning experience of the class.

Applications may be obtained at the East Providence Police Department located at 750 Waterman Avenue, on the police department and/or cities Facebook pages or by contacting Community Policing Sergeant Mark Norton at 401-435-7600, ex 20192.


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