Cheviot Citizens Police Academy
The Citizens Police Academy is a program that is designed to make the citizens in the community more aware of what Police Officers encounter on a routine basis. The class meets once per week from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 12 weeks.
Topics include: traffic laws, auto accident investigations, criminal laws, photograph and fingerprinting, drugs abuse, juvenile crime and detention, gun safety and the use of firearms and much more!!
Most classes are held at the Cheviot Municipal Building, but certain topics are covered at other locations: Radio systems and 911 dispatching was held at the Hamilton County Commications Center. The firearm safety and shooting is held at the Scarlet Oaks Target range. Juvenile Detention and Crime is held at the Juvenile Justice Center on Auburn Ave.
The programs are taught primarily by members of the Cheviot Police Department, but outside guests have been used: Dr. Parrott, the Hamilton County Coronor; Mr. Jeff Schellinger, Judge Thomas Lipps and Ms. Colene Gerwe presented the program on Juvenile Crime. WKRC's Rob Braun and WCPO's Clyde Gray and Bob Holtzman have done classes on Media Relations.
People interested in taking the class should contact Officer Bob Uhl at 661-2700 for more information.