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Now Accepting Applications for Citizen Police Academy

Program begins March 28

Post Date:02/10/2017 1:00 PM

The West Chester Township Police Department is now accepting applications for its spring installment of Citizen Police Academy.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give civilians a closer look at the workings of the Police Department. The 10-week program will be offered on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning March 28, 2017.

Participants will learn firsthand about police operations to foster a better understanding between police and the public. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

Curriculum for the Citizen Police Academy will include: Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations, Traffic Investigations and much more. Participants will see the Township jail and forensics lab, as well as a SWAT training exercise.

Applications for the Citizen Police Academy are available online; at the West Chester Administration Building, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton Road; and at the Police Department, 9577 Beckett Road, Suite 500. For additional information, call 759-7260.

Citizen Police Academy is held twice per year. Dates for the fall session will be announced later this year.  

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