Syracuse Police hosting Civilian Police Academy

Three-day course aims to improve community relations

Syracuse, NY (WSYR-TV) - The relationship between police and the communities they serve has been tested across the country. So, the Syracuse Police Department is opening its doors to help bridge the gap.

Chief Frank Fowler will be hosting a Civilian Police Academy, giving people a chance to see what police do each and every day.
Over the course of three days, the Chief says students will learn about police training and tactics, including how and why officers may have to use force during an arrest. Instructors will talk about some highly publicized cases recently and visitors will be invited to join interactive demonstrations.
"It's designed to give the general public a lot more insight as to police powers, what it is the law allows us to do under certain circumstances and also talk about our limitations under certain circumstances," said Chief Fowler.
The course is free, but there is limited seating. You are required to attend all three nights for the full sessions. Classes are held from 6-9 p.m. on January 10 and 11, as well as 5-9 p.m. on January 12.
If you would like to sign up, you can email or call 315-741-6308.

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