The Citizen Academy provides Romulus residents and business owners with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and fire service functions of the Romulus Public Safety Department. Some of the trainings included are Patrol Operations, Use of Force, S.W.A.T. Operations, Bomb Squad, Crime Scene Investigations, Jaws of Life and Fire Suppression demonstrations, medic flight usages, jail tours and much more.
Police Lieutenant Damian Hull and Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Krause have created a well rounded program to give participants an inside look at Romulus Public Safety Operations. The goal of the program is that with each Citizens Academy, we can assemble a team of informed and reliable residents to assist with Public Safety related events and activities.
Instructors for the program are highly trained and experienced police officers and firefighters from the City of Romulus and the Metro-Detroit area. Participants will participate in both hands-on and classroom training. Recruits will utilize a state of the art, firearms training simulator (F.A.T.S.) and will participate in realistic “Shoot / Don’t Shoot” scenarios.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Romulus resident or business owner to participate. There is no fee for the program; however, the City of Romulus requests that applicants be committed to the full 15 week program. Due to the overwhelming response to the first class, applicants must pre-register for the class. The class size is limited to 25 recruits.
Applications are now being accepted for the 5th Citizens Academy Class – Spring 2017 Session
The 16 week program will commence February 7, 2017 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on May 23, 2017.
Classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. each week on Tuesdays at the Romulus Athletic Center.
Program Description & Application