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South Warwickshire Citizens' Academy now taking bookings

Warwickshire Police is offering people in South Warwickshire an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience the day-to-day workings of their local police force as part of the Citizens' Academy.

This programme provides local people over the age of 16 with a unique insight into Warwickshire Police's work to protect people from harm and improve residents' quality of life.

Members of the public can support the work of the police and their partner agencies by enrolling in the ten-week Citizens' Academy programme, to be held within Stratford District at the Stratford Samaritans Community Hub Tyler House, Tyler Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6TY and delivered weekly from 6:30-8:30pm, beginning on Wednesday 18th April 2018 and finishing with an awards ceremony on the 27th June 2018 where you will receive a certificate from a Chief Officer. During the 10 weeks police officers, police staff and supporting agencies/organisations will deliver presentations on key aspects of policing.

What will you get from the course?

Students completing the programme will graduate from the Citizens' Academy and their participation will be recognised with a formal ceremony.

It is hoped that students will pass on their experiences and increased knowledge to the rest of the community, or become special constables or volunteers with the police or other agencies.

The course will cover a range of policing functions/roles including crime prevention and detection, recording crimes and incidents, road safety, forensic investigation, police use of firearms, internet safety, and the role of Safer Neighbourhood Teams as well as other key departments. There may be opportunities for students to experience ride-alongs with police officers and to visit a police station.

Participants will also be encouraged to request subjects of specific interest to them to ensure they get the best possible benefit from the time they invest.

You can watch a video on YouTube which will show you a little more of what to expect


How to apply for the South Warwickshire Citizens' Academy

If you live in South Warwickshire, are at least 16 years of age and would like to apply to be part of this exciting new venture, please complete the application form on our website here ( and either email it to or send it to the local Safer Neighbourhood Team officer.

The final date for applications to be received is Wednesday 4 April 2018

Issued by Alex Gale, Communications Officer


Published 12/01/18