Worthington News

Citizens' academy offers inside look at police work


If you've ever wanted to get an inside look at law enforcement, the Worthington police are looking for you.

The annual Worthington Police Citizens' Academy will begin Jan. 29, and a few openings remain, according to Officer Tammy Floyd.

The free seven-week course is designed for average citizens and for people who are considering careers in law enforcement and would like to get a closer look at such topics as OVI, use of force and domestic violence.

Each year, one new topic is covered. This year, it will be training for how to face violent intruders.

Classes are taught by police officers, with presentations by prosecutors, judges and others in the field.

"We highly encourage people who live or work in Worthington to sign up for the class," Floyd said. "It is also a good way for people going into the business to learn more about police work."

The academy will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Worthington Police Department, 6555 Worthington-Galena Road.

Participants must be at least 18 with no criminal record or protective court order.

Preference will be given to those who live or work in the city, but others will be admitted if space permits.

Information and an application form are available through a link on the city's website, worthington.org. Those interested also may call Floyd at 614-885-4463 or email her at tfloyd@ ci.worthington.oh.us.