Citizen’s Police Academy to begin Sept. 15

By Chris Cooper -

The Russellville Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Police Academy. This 10-week class will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Applications can be picked up at the Russellville Police Department or send an email and they will get one to you. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you an idea of what law enforcement officers do on a daily basis.

The Citizens Police Academy began over 10 years ago. The program provides an opportunity for citizens of Logan County to learn firsthand about law enforcement operations. Through a series of lectures and simulated activities, citizens are provided training similar to that of an actual police officer. The academy is a benefit to the community and law enforcement because it builds relationships and creates a group of citizens who will be better informed about the reality of police work and other departments in the field of criminal justice.

Classes will consist of department operations and organizations, patrol operations, firearm training, criminal investigations, traffic stops, criminal justice systems and more. All instructors are from the Russellville Police Department and other criminal justice personnel from the county.

To be a part of the Citizen’s Police Academy, applicants must be a resident of Logan County, at least 18 years of age and pass a criminal history background check.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is free.

By Chris Cooper

Toi contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

Toi contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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