Wednesday, July 29, 2009

C.O.P.S. Training

Here at 21 Reasons we work pretty closely with the police department to make sure that liquor laws are being enforced and to support healthy relationships between law enforcement, communities, and businesses.

But for many people the functions of the police department are shrouded in mystery and rumor. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how the Portland Police Department works, check out this free, 10-week class being offered by the PD starting in September.

According to a press release issued by the department, “the C.O.P.S. program is intended to be an overview of the functions and operations of law enforcement personnel. Participants will not be trained as police officers.”

The topics covered will include:

The Role of the Police Officer

The Hiring Process

Laws – Maine Criminal and Civil, Federal

Police Ethics

Juvenile Justice

Dealing with the Mentally Ill

Domestic Violence and Diverse Ethnic Groups

Patrol Procedures

Use of Force

The FATS Machine – shoot/don’t shoot scenarios.

Online application available here. And tell ‘em 21 Reasons sent you.

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