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Curious About What Cops Do? Sign Up for the Citizens' Academy

Enrollment is open now and the academy starts on Feb. 7.

From the Pleasanton Police Department:

Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2013 session of the Pleasanton Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy. It begins on Thursday, February 7 and concludes on May 16. This will be the twenty first Citizens’ Academy the Department has presented since its inception in 2000.

The goals of the program are to create closer partnerships with the public, explain law enforcement procedures, and discuss the importance of public involvement in the policing process.

All segments of the Academy will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Police Department. These classes are primarily taught by Department personnel and cover a wide variety of topics including Community Policing, Patrol Procedures, Radio Communications, SWAT, Narcotics Investigations, Crime Prevention, Traffic Enforcement, K-9’s, Evidence Collection, Use of Force Issues, Animal Services and the DARE program.

This program is open to adults only. Applicants will be carefully screened and participants must live or work in the City of Pleasanton. They must be free of any felony convictions, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application, successfully complete a background investigation check, sign waiver forms and be approved by the Chief of Police.

Applications are available at the front counter of the Pleasanton Police Department or online at www.pleasantonpd.org. If you have any questions, please call Crime Prevention Officer, Archie Chu at (925) 931-5233 or email him at achu@cityofpleasantonca.us.

Are you going to sign up? Have you attended a past academy? How was it? Tell us in the comments section below.

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