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Salem Police Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

News Release from: Salem Police Dept.
Posted: July 30th, 2012 10:25 AM

Salem Police Department's 29th Citizen Police Academy will begin on September 5, 2012 for a period of 14 weeks, ending on December 5, 2012. Classes will be limited to 20 students and will involve Wednesday evening classes as well as three Saturday classes.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to inform and educate citizens regarding police practices and services and to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community. Classes include: a session with Chief Jerry Moore; Traffic Stops; Defensive Tactics; SWAT Operations; Ethics and Drug House Investigations.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor arrests within 12 months prior to the Academy and must live or work within the City of Salem. The course is free, but to graduate, each student must attend at least 80% of the classes.

If you would like to be considered to attend the Academy, please contact Jennifer Graber at 588-6499 opt.1, or to request an application. The deadline for completed applications is August 29, 2012, but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.

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