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Citizens Police Academy offered in Martinsburg

February 07, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Residents interested in gaining insight into police work, the legal system and community problems are invited to take part in the Citizens Police Academy to be run by the Martinsburg Police Department beginning Feb. 24.

The academy will be held at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the police department, and enrollment is free to residents who are at least 18 years old.

Topics such as criminal investigations, drug investigations, criminal law, DUI, the court systems, probation, parole and traffic law will be explored as part of the academy program.

Participants will receive a tour of the Eastern Regional Jail, the Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center and will be shown various demonstrations by officers, including weapons and K-9. Class participants also will be able to take a ride-along with police department officers.

Anyone interested in joining the 2011 Citizens Police Academy must complete and return an application to the police department by Feb. 21. Applications are available at the department at 232 N. Queen St. or can be obtained at the department’s website at www.martinsburgpd.org.

Residents with questions about the academy should contact Sgt. Justin Darby at j_darby@martinsburgpd.org  or Cpl. S.F. Doyle at s_doyle@martinsburgpd.org; or call 304-264-2100.  

Completed applications can be can be mailed or delivered to the Martinsburg Police Department, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg WV 25401.

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