"Bridging the gap between police and citizens"
The goal of the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is to educate the citizens of Jaffrey with the operation of their police department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens.
The Citizen Police Academy is not intended to serve as accredited law enforcement courses but merely to provide insight to the internal workings of the police department.
WHAT IS IT?
The Jaffrey Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a 39-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Jaffrey Police Department's personnel and policies. It consists of a series of thirteen classes, held once each week for three hours. The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the police department and justice system each week. Officers, supervisors, and personnel assigned to that particular function conduct each instructional block. Presentations from other agencies and tours of different facilities may also take place.
Classes will include topics such as: Narcotics and Drug information, Criminal Procedures, Officer Survival, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Search/Seizure, Crime Scene Processing, Radar and Patrol Enforcement, DWI Recognition, Community Policing and other related classes.
The Jaffrey Citizen Police Academy was created in order to provide enough information to the citizens that attend so that they may make informed judgments about the police department and police activity. It is further hoped that the instruction will increase police awareness whereas to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase police/community rapport through this educative process. The department in turn, becomes more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community from the students' interaction and input. It is, indeed, a two-way learning experience.
WHO MAY ATTEND?
The class is made up of a cross-section of the Jaffrey Community and surrounding towns. Doctors, merchants, homemakers, laborers, students, secretaries, salespersons and others are encouraged to apply for admission. The minimum age for enrollment is 21 years of age. Applicants must not have a criminal record, must complete the application and pass a basic background investigation. There is no fee to attend the Citizen Police Academy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you are 21 years of age, and are interested in applying for admission to the Jaffrey Police Department Citizen Police Academy, you may pick up an application at the Jaffrey Police Department at 26 Main Street between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday or you can download a copy here ~ For further information, call (603)532-7865.
September 3, 2003 - November 19, 2003
Richard Lambert, Shane Waldron, Joel Ashe, David Barker, John Baird,
Lee LeFrancois, Jennifer Austin, Robert McCarthy, Barry Miller
The academy class was able to see first hand the effects of OC / Pepper Spray. Both Joel Ashe and Robert McCarthy volunteered to be sprayed and were good sports during the entire time. These two deserve a pat on the back for the pain and suffering that they endured. It is fair to say that everyone has a new respect for this force option that police are sometimes required to use.
Joel Ashe after his voluntary "dose" of Pepper Spray
Joel admitting that he is not too happy after being sprayed. As you can see, he is a big guy - Good thing he's on our side!
Robert McCarthy before being voluntarily sprayed with Pepper Spray....
Robert McCarthy after being voluntarily sprayed with Pepper Spray....
Thanks to Trooper Asselin and his K-9 Laser for their outstanding class and demonstration. Trooper Asselin was able to give the academy class a full understanding of the police K-9 and its functions.
Officer LaFlamme patiently waits to be subdued by State Police K-9 Laser - with his handler Trooper Asselin
March 4, 2004 - May 7, 2004
Lucille Parent, Caroline Hollister, Richard Geloran, Donald McWay, Beverly McWay,
Jennifer Hotaling, Susan Emerson, Candice Chamberlain, Bruce Clark
From Left to Right: Officer Michael Prince, Richard Geloran, Bruce Clark, Donald McWay, Beverly McWay, Susan Emerson, Lucille Parent, Jennifer Hotaling, Candice Chamerlain, Caroline Hollister, Officer Scott Stevens
Field Sobriety Tests / Fatal Vision Goggles
Demonstration of new "Car 54" program - Trooper DiRusso of NH State Police gives the demonstration.
Jaffrey PD is slotted to have their fleet updated to this program in approximately 2 years.
Detective Dunn demonstrates a pressure point using Officer Perrine as the "suspect"
March 23, 2005 - June 15, 2005
Mark Lambert, Steven Sears, Brian Karlsen, Jim Weimann, Peachie Chalke, Joshua Benner,
Shirley Barber, Bob Heater, Kim Smith, Zane Broome, Clay Hollister, Heidi Rousseau