Public Safety Citizen's Academy

The Public Safety Citizen’s Academy is an instructional program designed to provide the White Plains citizen with an understanding of the science and art of policing, firefighting and emergency medical services. The comprehensive program is designed to provide information on the law enforcement/firefighting/EMS industry and its government principles.

The Citizen’s Academy exposes citizens to a number of current police/firefighting/EMS issues and the latest White Plains Public Safety Department procedures. It is not our intention to train citizens to take police/fire action, but to provide them with an overview of the training received and functions performed by our members. Training is provided by White Plains Police Officers and Firefighters who have experience in the related subject areas.

The Citizen’s Academy is offered in the evening over a nine consecutive week period, with classes once per week. Classes begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m.