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Article Published 02/05/2008

Layton - February 5, 2008

Law enforcement agencies around the country have adopted a proactive philosophy to deal with crime in their communities - Community Oriented Policing (COP). COP encourages law enforcement agencies and community residents to actively work together in addressing public safety issues. By offering the opportunity for citizens to become more directly involved with their local police agency both groups are able to contribute on a larger scale, thus enhancing the quality of life in the community. Community Oriented Policing efforts play an important role in reducing crime in any community.

The Layton Police Department has adopted the Community Oriented Policing philosophy and is pleased to offer the Layton community a program designed to provide an in-depth look at the functions of our department. Our Citizens Academy consists of a series of classroom sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on practical exercises designed to introduce each participant to the capabilities and limitations we have as a police department.

This will be the fifth year the Layton Police Department has hosted a Citizen’s Academy. The goal of the academy is to continue to build upon the already strong relationship between the community and the Police Department. Those who attend the academy will receive classes on basic procedure, legal procedure and criminal code, and a good overview of all the divisions and services within the Police Department.


Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • Must be able to attend all weekly training sessions
  • Must submit to a criminal background check
Schedule and Contact Information

The Layton Police Department Citizen’s Academy will begin March 12, 2008. The sessions will take place each Wednesday night from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Citizen’s Academy is scheduled to run for a total of 13 weeks.

Graduating members of the Citizen’s Academy will be recognized at the first City Council meeting following the final academy class.

Applications must be returned by February 29, 2008.


For any additional information please contact:

Sgt. Mark Chatlin
Layton Police Department
429 N. Wasatch Dr.
Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 336-3442