MEDINA â€” The Medina Police Department will be starting its Community Police Academy on Sept. 5.Â During the classes, residents learn about the operation and functions of the department. There will be trips to the courts and jail, and all classes are taught by city officers.Â
Examples of areas covered include: laws of arrest, Life Support Team, officer safety, forensic drawing, radar, use of force, traffic stops, community-oriented policing, drug investigations, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, police pursuits and court/mock trial.Â The academy is free and sponsored by the Community Police Academy Alumni Association.Â
Classes run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks in the basement of city hall.Â
Applications may be obtained by calling Bill Cohen at 330-723-4445 or e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also may be downloaded from the cityâ€™s Web site, www.medinaoh.org, by clicking on the police department, then viewing the Community Policing â€” Alumni Association section.