Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy provides a forum for the purpose of developing a basic understanding of the West Lampeter Township Police Department’s law enforcement duties and roles within the community. The course is offered annually, running for four consecutive weeks of two-hour classes twice weekly from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a total of 16 hours. The Academy consists of basic classroom instruction, presentations, and demonstrations on topics such as criminal investigation, constitutional and criminal law, use of force, departmental structure, defensive tactics, and includes a ride-along with police officers while on actual patrol.

CPA website