SPEEDWAY, IN—The Speedway Police Department is currently accepting application for the 2018 Citizens Academy Class. Classes will be every Tuesday evening beginning August 28th, 2018, and running for 12 weeks. The Citizens Academy is a free class, where participants will have lecture and hands-on experiences with different police responsibilities.
Class sizes are limited to 20 participants, selected on first-come, first-served basis. Only those who apply will be considered for the class; we do not allow walk-in participants.
Anyone interested in participating should fill out the application online, or if preferred, the application is available to print using the link below. All applications must be received no later than August 10th to be considered for this session. Any applications received over the class size will have automatic wait-list status.
Another 21 hour CERT training will be held for Speedway residents on Friday 7/13, Saturday 7/14 and Sunday 7/15 at the Community Center at Flanner & Buchanan on High School Road.
If you are interested in receiving this training, you can sign up at this link. Attendees who complete the have the option (but are not required) to volunteer for a Speedway CERT Team to be formed (in process).
The Speedway Police Department is proud to announce to the Speedway community that the Department has been awarded once again as an accredited law enforcement agency through C.A.L.E.A. (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies). C.A.L.E.A. is widely considered to be the gold standard of professional law enforcement, since less than four percent of police departments in the country are nationally accredited.
This journey began six years ago when the Speedway Police Department signed a contract with C.A.L.E.A., signaling the Department’s intention to be voluntarily held to the best standards and practices in law enforcement. The Department chose to do this to demonstrate its commitment to professionalism to the people of Speedway, whom they serve, and was accredited for the first time in March of 2015.
In December of 2017, C.A.L.E.A. sent two independent assessors to Speedway. They inspected the Department’s facilities and equipment, reviewed the Department’s policies and procedures, observed officers at work, and interviewed Speedway community members regarding their interaction with the Speedway Police Department. Upon completion of their visit, the C.A.L.E.A. assessors recommended without reservation that the Speedway Police Department once again receive accreditation.
On March 24, 2018, representatives of the Speedway Police Department travelled to Frisco, Texas and met with the C.A.L.E.A. commissioners. The commissioners formally recognized the Speedway Police Department as a re-accredited agency. This award is good for four years, at which time the Department will again apply for re-accreditation.
The Department wishes to thank the people of Speedway for their continued support through this process, and looks forward to serving the Town of Speedway in the future.
This week, we’re getting to know another member of the Speedway Police Department. In this episode, Sgt. Kyle Hodges tells us about his career with Speedway PD, his daily duties – and one of the funniest moments he’s encountered while patrolling, you won’t want to miss!
In today’s segment of “Getting to Know Your Officers”, Debbie West continues her talk with Sgt. Jacob McAtee, who tells us what the community can do to help the police, what he enjoys about Speedway, and shares one of his more amusing moments of policing!