Douglass (Berks) Opens Civilian Police Academy

BOYERTOWN PA – The first Civilian Police Academy to be conducted by the Douglass (Berks) Township Police Department, for township residents interested in knowing more about police work and how the department operates, is scheduled for four night sessions during March (2019) and will be limited to 25 participants, it announced Monday (Feb. 4, 2019).

Sessions are planned for March 5 and 12 (Tuesdays), March 18 (Monday), and March 26 (Tuesday) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each, at the township municipal building, 1068 Douglass Dr. Attendance is free, but is restricted to township residents only who are age 18 or older.

The department is promoting the academy as an “opportunity to meet your Douglass Township police officers and also find out ALL you ever wanted to know about police work.” Topics will include traffic laws, drug laws, internet scams, and other relevant issues, it said. Instructors are department members, but they’ll also be joined by other Berks County law enforcement professionals.

Applications to attend the academy are available online here, and can be returned in person or by mail to the municipal building, or e-mailed to Sgt. James Yost at Applications must be submitted by Feb. 26 (Tuesday).

Photo from the Douglass (Berks) Police Department