Dearborn Lee A. Gavin
Chief of Police
Police Daniel S. Paletko
September 3, 2009
Dearborn Heights PD Citizens Academy Classes Begin October 12
The Dearborn Heights Police Department is now accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens
Academy. The 18-hour orientation program gives citizens a working knowledge of the department’s
personnel, policies, and procedures.
“We bring in different instructors every class from the traffic bureau to the S.W.A.T. team,” said
Program Administrator Sergeant Todd Learst, who hopes to increase public awareness about the
department and increase police/community relations through the classes.
The 6-week series of classes will meet every Monday evening beginning October 12 at the
Dearborn Heights Justice Center. The classes address several areas of law enforcement operations and
will conclude with an officer ride-along and graduation ceremony. Anyone over the age of 21 who lives
or works in the City of Dearborn Heights may register by picking up an application at the Police
Department or City Hall Clerk’s office. Applications can also be downloaded and printed out from the
“News” section of the City of Dearborn Heights website (www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us). Completed
applications are due to Sgt. Todd Learst by 4:00 pm on Monday, September 21st.
For additional information regarding the Dearborn Heights Citizens Academy, contact Sgt. Todd
Learst, Training Coordinator at 313-277-7402.
Dearborn Heights Police Department • 25637 Michigan Ave. Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
(313) 277-6770 • www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us/Police.cfm