Citizen Police Academy Session Starts August 8

June 18th, 2013 by Keith Hutchinson

The Citizen Police Academy is a 12-week course designed to educate the community about police protocol and procedure. The academy is taught by police officers and provides citizens an inside view of the daily activities of the Georgetown Police Department. The curriculum includes the history of policing, laws and code of criminal procedure, criminal and accident investigations, lethal and less-lethal weapons, crime scene investigations, officer safety, and the court system.

Classes begin on Thursday, August 8 and end with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, October 24. Sessions start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The first class will be held in the training room of the Georgetown Communications and Technology building at 510 W. Ninth Street.

Applications are available at the Georgetown Police Department at 809 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street or online at files.georgetown.org/citizens-police-academy-application. Completed applications should be returned to the Georgetown Police Department.

The deadline for application is July 31.

A background check will be conducted on all applicants. No one under the age of 18 is eligible to apply. All applicants will be notified of acceptance. For additional information or questions, contact Lt. Jim Seals at (512) 930-2588 or Linda Lipscomb at (512) 930-8457 or Linda.Lipscomb@georgetown.org.

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