The Elk Grove Police Department is now accepting applications for the next Citizens’ Academy, which begins September 5, 2012.
The Citizens’ Academy is a fourteen week program designed to inform and teach interested residents about the various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, code enforcement and animal control.
“Citizens Police Academies are an experience-tested means by which relationships can be developed between individual members of the community and individual members of their police department," Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner said. "Upon completion of the academy, we believe that the attendees will have a clearer understanding of what the community can expect from the police employees who serve them and what services are provided.”
The Citizens’ Academy is free of charge and meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Elk Grove Police Department. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in Elk Grove and have no felony convictions (a background check will be completed on all applicants before entering the Citizens’ Academy).
For more information please contact Officer Dan Hampton (916) 478-8126 or visit the Elk Grove Police Department website at www.elkgrovepd.org.
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