Citizen's Arrest. Citizen's Arrest!, WP first Citizens Police Academy March 2019 (Review)
Citizen’s Arrest, Citizen’s Arrest!”
(Remember? Gomer Pyle makes a citizen's arrest of Deputy Barney Fife for committing the same traffic violation that Barney just ticketed Gomer for? Oh, come on!)
Willow Park Police Department is now accepting applications for their first Citizen Police Academy (CPA), which starts Thusrsay, 21 March 2019.
However, Willow Park’s first CPA is not Chief Carrie West’s first. Frank Graham, an alumni of one of Chief West’s CPAs, has high praise for his experience, “The greatest benefit of our CPA classes… was our involvement in the community and promoting communication between citizens and our officers… Too many people think that all police officers do is write traffic tickets, not having a clue about the criminal activity that goes on in small towns. Thanks to our CCPAAA, we now have a true partnership between our PD and our citizens (and city governments).”
The Willow Park CPA classes start Thursday, 21 March, 2019 and continue for ten (10) weeks, every Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to about 9:00 p.m. Classes will include law, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, fire investigations, DWI investigations, crime scene work, and more.
All applicants must submit an application prior to being considered for the program. A background check which includes a check of arrest and driving records will be conducted.
Anyone 18 years of age or older who resides or works in the Eastern Parker County is welcomed. Although the current age requirement is 18 years, Chief West indicated the department is considering classes in the future for younger people.
For more information, Please contact the WP Police Department during regular business hours (8 a.m - 5 p.m. Mon.- Fri.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-441-9747.
Finally, to capture the spirit of these CPA classes and their impact on community and city alike, Willow Park Citizens Group is offering CPA participants — officer and citizen — the opportunity to blog their experience on the WPCG website, and we will be promoting the CPA at our next two Hangouts.
Oh, and Gomer was correct. “Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 14.01.Offense Within View. a) A peace officer or any other person, may, without a warrant arrest an offender…”