Citizens’ Police Academy applications available

Deadline to apply is Feb. 18

SIDNEY — The Sidney Police Department is accepting applications for its 2019 Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Sidney Police Department is conducting a Citizens’ Police Academy in order to enhance the communication between the residents of Sidney and the police who serve them. The program is designed to give the citizens of Sidney an overview of the how the department operates, and an in-depth view of its policies.

The ultimate goal of the programs is to provide an exchange of operational knowledge, services, and protection provided by the Sidney Police Department.

The course is free. Classes will be held on Wednesday for 10 weeks from Feb. 27 to May 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sidney Police Department training room, 234 W. Court St.

Participants will receive a free polo shirt and the classes will be informal.

Participants are encouraged to co-dialogue, and advise staff of comments, concerns and areas for improvement and sustainment.

This program is designed for you to learn about the Sidney Police Department, but is also intended for the department to learn about you!

Participants must be a resident of Sidney, or be associated with a business or organization within Sidney. Participants must be 18 years old, and must have no felony convictions. Participants may be disqualified to participate at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

This course is not a training program to become a certified law enforcement officer

Applications can be found at the Sidney Police Department.

Deadline to submit applications is Feb.18, 2019. Applications should be sent to Sidney Police Department, Jerry A. Tangeman, 234 W. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365 or by email to

Deadline to apply is Feb. 18