Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Citizen Police Academy. The Bern Twp. Police, the Muhlenberg Twp. Police and the Northern Berks Regional Police are combining forces to provide our communities an opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience the jobs of your police officers. We have organized a Citizen Police Academy (CPA) that will be informative, interesting, thought provoking and fun. There is no cost to attend the CPA.
The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) will be held every Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Twp. Municipal Building at 210 George St., beginning February 14, 2017, and continue every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. There will be an optional Weapons Familiarization class on Saturday, March 25th. The 2017 Citizen Police Academy is open to all residents of Bern Twp., Maidencreek Twp., Muhlenberg Twp., Leesport Boro. and Ontelaunee Twp., who are 18 years of age and older.
Please fill out the application form and return it to the Police Department in the municipality where you live (Bern Twp., Muhlenberg Twp., or Northern Berks Regional municipalities). Applications will be accepted from December 12, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
The class size is limited and applications will be processed by the order in which they are received. Acceptance to the CPA will be based on the date the application is received and the eligibility of the applicant. Applicants will undergo a criminal history check. Applicants will be considered if they have not had a prior felony arrest or have not been arrested for a misdemeanor in the last ten years, or be cleared by the discretion of the Chief of Police. The Bern Twp. Police Department, the Muhlenberg Twp. Police Department and the Northern Berks Regional Police Department reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason deemed contrary to the purpose of the CPA.
All applicants will receive notification of their acceptance or denial. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Sgt.Michael Hoffert, Bern Twp. Police at 610-926-2535; Chief Scott Eaken, Northern Berks Regional Police at 610-926-2999; or Sgt. Joel Marino, Muhlenberg Twp. Police at 610-929-5454.