Citizens Police Academy


Program Director

Chief James W. Cormier

Program Coordinator

Lieutenant David Stamatis


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Program Overview

With public support and understanding so essential to law enforcement, the Citizen Police Academy has proven to be an excellent program to bring the community and law enforcement together for common goals. The overall goal of the Citizen Police Academy is "Understanding through Education." This is accomplished by the exchange of information from the citizen participants and law enforcement instructors of the class. There are classes given in domestic violence, dispatch procedures, community policing, accident investigation, patrol procedures, O.U.I. arrests, firearms, fingerprinting, internet safety and other law enforcement related topics. An officer ride-along program will be scheduled for students upon completion of the academy. The class size will be limited to 25 students and applications can be filled out on-line or picked up at the police station. Currently, the academy meets one evening per week from 7 PM - 9 PM for eight consecutive weeks at the Reading Police Department in the Community Room. We will be hosting another class in the Fall of 2007, a projected start up time will be sometime in October. Once your application has been received, Lt. Stamatis will be contacting you shortly thereafter to advise you more on the specifics of the class.