Berlin's Citizen's Police Academy returns in September

Published on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:03
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

BERLIN - The Berlin Police Department will be hosting an opportunity for members of the community to interact with them and learn the details of how their job is done.

On Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. between Sept. 20 and Nov. 15, the department will host a nine-week long Citizen’s Police Academy at Berlin Police Headquarters, 240 Kensignton Road, with no cost to attend.

“We hope to strengthen our relationship with the participants by exchanging ideas and discussing how we strive to meet our goals,” a release announcing the academy said. “In doing so, we also hope to reduce any suspicions, fears or misconceptions they might have about police officers and the Berlin Police Department.”

The eligibility requirements are residing or working full-time within the town of Berlin, at least 21 years of age, no outstanding warrants or pending criminal cases, no felony convictions and no misdemeanor arrests within the past three years.

Each week will feature presentations on different topics from different staff members.

Following welcome and introductions, a program overview and facility tour the first week, presentations will include criminal investigations, such as major crime, fraud and drug investigations; police operations, such as patrol and the communications center; specialized units, such as K-9, dive team, ATV and bicycle; traffic enforcement, crash investigation and much more.

Graduation will occur during the last week.

The four-page applications can be picked up at police headquarters or downloaded from the police website, Once completed they can be submitted by U.S. mail to Attention: Lt Chris Ciuci, Berlin Police Department, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037; email to; or hand delivered and dropped off for Ciuci at police headquarters.

The application deadline is Monday, Sept. 4.

For additional information, contact Lieutenant Chris Ciuci at 860-828-7085 or

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:03. Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:06.