2020 marked the thirteenth year that the Mini-Academy has been offered statewide. Since that time, we have seen the registration grow steadily. One of the goals of the Mini-Academy has always been to provide an unparalleled opportunity for our staff to network with their professional peers from federal, state, county, local law enforcement agencies, and our fellow community stakeholders on law enforcement and public safety issues.
Hartford Police Personnel have received many man hours of world-class training without ever leaving town. Hartford Police Personnel are annually provided with a one-of-a-kind professional networking opportunity. Since 2008, almost $101,645 in non-tax levy funds have been invested in training our officers at our Mini-Academies.
The Mini-Academy benefits our community by showcasing our Citizen Academy Alumni as volunteers and by providing a “shot in the arm” to local restaurants, hotels, and businesses with the volume of the Mini-Academy attendance throughout the week.
Each year’s Mini-Academy are successful due in large part to the efforts of our department’s Training Coordinator, Lt. Mike Cummings; Administrative Assistant, Patrice Moratz; the Schauer Center Staff; and the Hartford Police Department’s Citizen Academy Alumni Association.