“We take applicants from citizens the police department serves,” Scott Hegemeister, Community Relations Officer with the RCPD, told Riley County Commissioners on Monday. “So not just citizen’s of Riley county or the City of Manhattan, but anyone who’s interested in how our department provides services for our community.”
The presentations are held mainly at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center, though a few of the sessions will take place off site. Among the topics covered during the ll-week academy are a look at the history of the RCPD, administrative functions, crime scene investigations, and a run-through of the basic training new officers must go through. Hegemeister added they will also allow those willing to be tazed during a demonstration, a first for the program.
The Citizen’s Academy meets on Thursday nights at 7pm. To sign-up you must fill out the form at rileycountypolice-Dot-org and turn it into the Police Department.