The Citizen Police Academy provides the opportunity for citizens to learn basic police skills in a safe, organized and structured environment. Curriculum for the program consists of 30 hours of classroom, practical and field training. Areas addressed include: Patrol Methods, Vehicle Stop and Approach, Physical Defense Techniques, Traffic Accident Investigation, D.U.I. Interdiction, Crisis Intervention, and Introduction to Police Firearms, to name a few.
Our D.A.R.E. program is taught to our 5th and 6th grade students. We feel that D.A.R.E. is an important tool to educate our students on the dangers of drug usage. In conjunction with the school system, we have provided D.A.R.E. education since 1992. Check out the official D.A.R.E. web site.
Each summer, the Sevierville Police Department schedules a Police Camp for Kids. The purpose of Police Camp is to provide the opportunity for young men and women, 12-14 years of age, to learn basic police skills in a SAFE, organized and structured environment. Activities and classes will be conducted primarily at the Sevierville Police Department, with field trips planned for the Sevier County Sheriff's Department and Public Safety operations at Douglas Dam.