Officers participate in 3-day community-run academy

NYPD officers in the Bronx took part in a three-day program on Thursday to help build better relations with the community. The People's Police Academy is a program where the community teaches officers

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2016, 1:19 AM

Updated 2,882 days ago

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Officers participate in 3-day community-run academy
NYPD officers in the Bronx took part in a three-day program on Thursday to help build better relations with the community.
The People's Police Academy is a program where the community teaches officers from the 47th Precinct in the hope of building trust.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who attended the graduation of about 50 officers, said the program is unique.
"I don't think there's anything quite like this in the community. The idea of creating a police academy in the community, providing the instructors, providing the food, I think you've seen today that the community and officers involved love it," says Commissioner Bratton.
Several officers shared their love for the experience, saying they truly enjoyed the community immersion and the constructive criticism to be better officers.
Due to the program's success in the Bronx, it will now be held all over the city. The 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant will be the next precinct to go through the program. 


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