Started in 2007, this program was specially designed to introduce
the community to the reality of a career in law enforcement. Separated
into three very different experiences (College Academy, High School
Academy and Citizen’s Academy), this program offers a unique viewpoint
The College Academy
provides students with a balance of classroom learning and real world
application; unlike any internship available. Challenging, thought
provoking and inspiring, this division of the Behind the Badge program
helps nurture those who may eventually become the next generation of law
The Citizen’s Academy
furthers our efforts to unite the West Hartford Police Department with
the community we serve. Focusing on community policing strategies and
educating the public at large, this division of the Behind the Badge
program benefits the police department as much as it benefits the
Each of these divisions is tailored to the audience in order to
provide participants with an experience like no other. The instructors
constantly seek out ways to improve each lesson; as well as discover new
activities/topics to introduce. Likened to a career in law
enforcement, no two classes are exactly the same.
Follow the links for more information about our Behind the Badge programs.
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