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Bloomington Police Announce Citizen Police Academy Dates
Updated July 17, 2017 4:28 PM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The Bloomington Police Department Citizen Police Academy is now accepting applications for the 2017 Academy.

The 2017 Citizen Police Academy will start on Tuesday September 5th and run from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday night for 11 weeks.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to educate citizens about the operation, methods and goals of the BPD to enhance communication and understanding between the community and the police.

BPD staff will provide instruction in areas including patrol techniques, criminal investigations, operating while intoxicated enforcement, vehicle stops, domestic violence, officer safety issues, drug enforcement, defensive tactics and firearms training.

Participants will learn how cases are handled by police and how those cases proceed through the Criminal Justice System.

Attendees who successfully complete the required coursework will be provided an opportunity to ride with a police officer in a patrol assignment prior to graduation.

There is no cost for the program.

Class size is limited to 25 and participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants.

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