FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2009
CONTACT: Det. Tara Simonson
Public Information Officer
Glendale Police Department Seeking Enrollment for the Upcoming Citizen Academy in April
GLENDALE, Ariz. The Glendale Police Department is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy that starts on April 8, 2009.
The Citizens Academy is a free program designed to give participants a chance to learn hands on about many police operations, such as the use of canines, crime scene investigations, and tactical operations. The curriculum also includes an overview of the police department’s administration, and police communications, and community oriented policing.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and undergo a background check and fingerprinting process. The academy is 11 weeks long and is held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Glendale Regional Public Safety and Training Center. (There are two Saturday classes and one Monday evening class that are a part of this program as well.)
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and are available online at www.glendaleaz.com/police/involvement.cfm.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Marie Shepherd at (623) 772-7118.