Bangor Community Police Academy Taking Applications
The Bangor Police Department is accepting applications for its Community Police Academy, a chance to get a look behind the scenes of law enforcement.
When most of us interact with the police, it's for things like speeding tickets or neighborhood disputes. But there's a lot more involved in being a cop than just handing out tickets and breaking up fights. So the Bangor Police Department is inviting residents to attend a 10-week program that will give a more complete picture of the role of law enforcement officers.
Each Tuesday, starting on October 4th, attendees will explore a variety of topics, including a patrol overview, criminal investigations, drug enforcement, crime scene investigations, SWAT, the bomb squad, and OUI enforcement. There will also be a K9 demonstration. Officer Dan Gastia tells us that the classes are held in the Bangor Police Department between 6 and 8:30 p.m. and won't involve any ride-along situations.
Folks must be at least 18 years old to attend, and Gastia tells us that it's a perfect opportunity for everyone to learn more about police work, including anyone who is thinking about pursuing a career in the field. There is a background check and anyone with a felony conviction or significant criminal history will not be accepted.