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Salem Police Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy


News Release from Salem Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 8th, 2013 3:31 PM
Salem Police Department's 31st Citizen Police Academy will begin on September 4th, 2013 for a period of 14 weeks, ending December 4, 2013. 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 and an application packet will be mailed to you. The deadline for completed applications is August 30, 2013 but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.
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