Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. I don't see the Citizen Police Academy on your website.
Dear Juneau Resident,
JPD last tried to do a Citizen Police Academy in late 2008. We only got a few people signed up and ended up canceling. We were hoping interest would build and we could do one about now, but budget concerns have taken center stage.
JPD still wants people to feel pride in ownership of the building and the resources the department has associated with teams like the bomb squad and SWAT team. JPD also wants to celebrate the recent accreditation with members of the community so we are having an Open House on 1-25-10 from 5pm to 7pm. There will be car seat and impaired driving presentations in the lobby, building tours, review of specialized teams like SWAT, and vehicles on display. The two hour open house is more in line with our current budget than a full citizen's academy. Please come down and join us next Monday. We checked the sofa cushions and ash trays in the patrol cars for change and we are buying some cookies...and not the expired ones!