Township Events Calendar

20th Annual Police Citizens’ Academy

Gain a better understanding of the importance of local Police Officers at the 20th Annual Citizens' Academy. Lectures and active participation will give attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and the Department’s role in the community.

Some of the covered topics include:

  • Uniform patrol functions

  • Criminal investigations and CSI

  • Arrest law and Use of Force

  • Traffic and OWI (Operating while Intoxicated)

  • Accident investigations

  • Narcotics

  • Community Policing and Code Enforcement

  • Criminal Law and the Michigan Court System

  • K9 presentation

  • 911 Dispatch Center Tour

  • Firearms Training Simulator

The program is open to residents, community members, and business people of Meridian and Williamstown Townships.  Participants will meet from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Thursday evening from September 6 through November 8, 2018.

If you have questions or wish to enroll in the Academy, please contact Sergeant Scott Dawson at 517.853.4800 or policeacademy@meridian.mi.us.