St. George Police Citizens’ Academy involves public, community-oriented policing

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Police Department is encouraging public involvement and cooperation with law enforcement through its “Community-Oriented Policing” program and the “Citizens’ Academy.”

Community-oriented policing reflects a new philosophy law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting a to help fight crime. It encourages cooperation between police and citizens to address public safety issues. By offering citizens the opportunity to become more directly involved with their police, both groups are able to contribute to enhancing the quality of life and reducing crime in their community.

The St. George Police Department has adopted this philosophy and is offering the community a program designed to provide an in-depth look at its functions. The 18th session of the Citizens’ Academy consists of a series of classroom sessions and demonstrations designed to introduce each participant to the abilities the department has and the limitations officers face.

The academy will be held from Feb. 21 to Apr. 16, with training sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Potential candidates must be at least 18 unless approved by the chief of police, have no criminal record and be able to attend the sessions. Applications can be picked up in person at the St. George Police Department office (265 North 200 East) or downloaded from the City of St. George website.

The goal of the Community-Oriented Policing program and the Citizens’ Academy is to foster a better relationship between the citizens of St. George and their police department. By achieving this, the department will be able to improve communication, obtain citizen input and support and encourage more meaningful involvement on both parts.

Event details and contact information

Date: Feb. 21 to Apr. 16

Time: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location: St. George Police Department Training Room, 265 North 200 East, St. George

Admission: Free

Contact: Capt. Michael Giles – 435-627-4313 or [email protected]

Submitted by: St. George Police Department

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews


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