Citizens’ Police Awareness Academy

The Bloomfield Police Department Citizens' Police Awareness Academy aims to provide Bloomfield residents with a better understanding of the law enforcement profession and the roles a police officer fulfills within the community.   

The Citizens' Police Academy is a 12-week program, held at least one per year.  It is designed to inform participants about the wide-range of services provided by the Police Department and to offer an inside look at Bloomfield’s law enforcement operations and personnel.  It is a fun and interactive way to educate residents and develop positive relations with them.  

This academy is just one part of the Department’s constant effort to build community support, cooperation, and understanding. It provides deep insight into the relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves.  The comprehensive curriculum includes a wide array of topics and presentations across all Divisions of the Department.  Curriculum topics include:

History of the Bloomfield Police Department and a Review of the Current Structure of the Agency

A Tour of the Police Facilities

Patrol Division

  • Emergency Services Unit / Crisis Negotiation
  • Crisis Intervention/Domestic Violence 
  • K9 Unit

Detective Division

  • Burglary Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Narcotics
  • Cyber Crimes / Scams
  • Cold Cases

Support Services Division

  • School Safety Unit
  • Juvenile Law/Summons
  • Community Event Participation/Youth Support Groups
  • Traffic Safety & Crash Investigation

Administrative Division

  • Emergency Communications Center
  • Hiring and Training Standards/Procedures
  • Internal Affairs / Professional Standards
  • Body & Dash Cameras
  • Current Events Surrounding Law Enforcement
  • Critical Incident Management

Practical, hands on experience with Firearms, Defensive Tactics and Traffic Stops.

If you would like more information about enrolling in a future session, please email Support Services Sergeant Thomas or call 860-242-5501, ext. 5162.