The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to provide the citizens of West Memphis with a better understanding of police functions, how policies are developed, the decision-making process, and what an officer experiences on a day-to-day basis. The academy is a 8-week course for two per week.
The curriculum consists of speakers on the following topics.
- Overview of the Police Department
Use of Data/ DETER
School Resource Officer Program
Criminal Investigation Division
Special Response Team