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HPCAC Showcase Event – Going behind the scenes at Huntsville Police Training Academy

Published on November 7, 2023

Modern-day police training has adapted to incorporate a more comprehensive and community-oriented approach. Huntsville Police have been at the forefront of this evolution and continually work to increase transparency, reduce use-of-force incidents, revise policies and increase diversity.

The rise in mental health-related calls has further shaped new programs in law enforcement. HPD has led the state by implementing mental health training for all its officers and by creating a co-responder program that pairs masters-level health professionals with Crisis Intervention Team certified officers.

On Nov. 14, the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Committee (HPCAC) invite the public to attend a showcase event at the Huntsville Public Safety Training Academy to learn more about how officers are trained.

“We want to take residents behind the scenes to learn about new and innovative ways our police officers are trained and educated,” said Jonathan Rossow, HPCAC Chair. “For those who want to understand why police do what they do and the challenges facing law enforcement, this is an excellent opportunity to go straight to the source.”

The HPCAC showcase event is Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Public Safety Training Academy, 5365 Triana Blvd., Huntsville, 35805.

The HPCAC serves to promote productive police and community interaction and foster mutual trust by assisting the police in achieving a greater understanding of the complex social fabric of the community. The HPCAC brings a citizen’s perspective on the policies and procedures of law enforcement and helps advise on a variety of topics including diversity, recruitment, training and discipline.

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