Acacia District Update for July 15, 2014
Enroll Now! Citizen's Police Academy
There is a Spot for You at Peoria’s Citizen’s Police Academy
The Peoria Police Department will be hosting its annual Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Monday, August 18, 2014, with the last session on November 3. This once a year opportunity has been designed to provide an understanding of the inner workings of the Peoria Police Department .
During this 11-week experience, participants will explore what it’s like to gather evidence, go through an exercise on a firearms training simulator, book a prisoner into jail, interview suspects and witnesses, use a radar gun, and many other law enforcement activities. Participants will learn what it takes to become a police officer, from the hiring process to the police academy experience, and gain a better understanding of how the community and police can work together.
Academy courses will be held every Monday night from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m in the Peoria Public Safety Administration Building at 8351 W. Cinnabar in Downtown Peoria. The week of Labor Day we will meet on Tuesday, September 2nd.
Those who complete this program will be eligible to join the new Peoria Police Citizen’s Alumni Association. This association will work hand and hand with the Peoria Police Department in various support and outreach functions.
To be eligible to participate in the academy you must be an adult who resides or works in Peoria. You can register online at www.peoriaaz.com/police under the Community Relations Programs page. Or you can get an application through the Police Department’s Neighborhood Services Section by calling (623) 773-7099.