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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

(440) 331-0600

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Rocky River Updates

2017 Citizen Police Academy

James Umerley

Mayor Pam Bobst, Police Chief Kelly Stillman, and the City of Rocky River Division of Police are pleased to announce the 7th Citizen Police Academy.


  • The Academy will be held at the Rocky River Police Department from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30-10:00 p.m. for 14 Tuesdays starting January 24, 2017 and ending with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday May 2, 2017. (There will be no class Tuesday, April 18, 2017 during Spring break)
  • Topics will include RRPD Special Services, an overview of the Municipal and Common Pleas courts, crime prevention, Internet safety, domestic violence and stalking, firearms, use of force, police legitimacy and procedural justice, drug abuse, and more.
  • The goals of the Academy are to provide a basic understanding of the operation of the RRPD, to provide insight into police work, to provide a clearer understanding of citizens’ role in assisting law enforcement, to help citizens feel comfortable communicating with police and City officials, and to strengthen the partnership between the police and the community.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be a resident of Rocky River or work in the City, have no pending criminal charges or civil cases, no felony convictions, and have personal character consistent with community standards.
  • Applications are available beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the Rocky River Police Department, Rocky River City Hall, or via email by request to Lieutenant George Lichman at Applications are due no later than Tuesday December 20, 2016. Space at the Academy is limited.
  • Questions can be directed to Lt. Lichman via email at, via telephone at 440-799-8208, or at the Rocky River Police Department.