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Citizens Police Academy to be offered by City Police

August 06, 2009

The Hagerstown Police Department will hold a Citizens Police Academy, open to all citizens who either live or work in Washington County. 

The classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will continue on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

Class graduation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10.   

There will be three Saturday sessions covering community emergency response training, firearms training simulator at Kaplan College and a day at the firearms range. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old and sign a release form to conduct a criminal background check, which is required. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with members of the patrol division. Other opportunities to volunteer with the Hagerstown Fire Police and the Citizens on Patrol will be discussed.  

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The classes are free.

For an application, stop by the Hagerstown Police Department Lobby at 50 N. Burhans Blvd. in Hagerstown, or call Officer Gerard Kendle at 301-790-3700, ext. 308.

 Classes include:

o A look at uniformed patrol

o Civilian emergency response training

o Firearms training simulator

o Investigations, narcotics and gangs.

o The multiple divisions in law enforcement, including K-9, SRT, forensics, DUI enforcement and others.

o Volunteer opportunities within the police department.

 

 

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