Pitt Police to host Citizen’s Police Academy

The Pitt Police will be offering a Citizen’s Police Academy this fall open to University staff, faculty and students.

The eight-week program is designed to educate the public about the criminal justice system and provide insight into everyday police work. Topics that will be covered include: Criminal law, firearms, traffic laws, DUI procedures, report writing, domestic violence, traffic stops, self defense and more.

The class is limited to 20 participants and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 25 to Nov. 13 at the police headquarters, 3412 Forbes Ave. All participants must pass a background check.

Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate, but it is not a certification to become a sworn police officer.

For more information, contact the department at 412-624-5669.

Registration is open now and can be found here.