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Jack Dent​​​ler Ann Arbor Citize​​ns Police, Fire and Court Academy Program 

Citizens often wish they knew more about the public safety system. In turn, Ann Arbor Police Department, Ann Arbor Fire Department and 15th District Court members wish the public had a b​etter understanding of the challenges facing police officers, firefighters, attorneys and judges.

To bridge the gap, the Ann Arbor Police Department, Ann Arbor Fire Department and the 15th District Court have joined together to create the Ann Arbor Citizens’ Police, Fire and Courts Academy, which is the first program of its kind in Michigan.  

This is an eight-week program that is held at the Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments, Washtenaw Community College and the 15th District Court. Classes are held once a week, and the program includes:

Po​l​​​ice Departmen​t​

Patrol division - traffic stop tactics and scenarios | Investigative division - detective investigation | Use of force/weapon platforms | K-9 unit.

15th D​ist​​rict Court

Organizational structure | Criminal justice system | Court processes | Court programs.

Fire Dep​​ar​​​tment

Fire responder's role | Pre-hospital care | Fire response and behavior | Hazardous material | Technical rescue | Emergency management.

The next academy will start in the spring or sum​mer of 2021. An announcement with exact dates and other details will be issued in early 2021. If interested in participating, complete and submit the Jack Dentler Citizens Police, Fire and Court Academy application.

For more information, contact PSS Susan Casey, Ann Arbor Police Department, 734.794.6900, ext. 49526​, or [email protected].​​