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Posted on: July 14, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

PRESS RELEASE: GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

GREENVILLE: The Greenville Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy (CPA), set to kick-off in September. This 12-week program will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through the first week of December.

The Citizens Police Academy has been an invaluable program for many years and has helped to strengthen the relationships between the police and our community by offering citizens an understanding of what working in law enforcement is like, while also opening up communication between Greenville Police Officers and the citizens they serve.

Participants will learn about a wide range of topics including:

• Patrol Procedures

• Narcotics Investigations

• Criminal Law

• Juvenile Law

• Accident Investigation

• Use of Force

• Criminal Investigations

• Communication

• Crime Prevention

Hands-on experiences will include a Traffic Stop Practical’s, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force Scenarios, Crime Scene Investigation, and Firearms Training at the Greenville Police Department Range. Participants will have the opportunity to ride with a police officer and to experience policing from an officer’s perspective.

The Citizens Police Academy is a valuable opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about the realities of policing. Individuals who wish to apply will be subject to a background check. This program is free of charge. There are a limited number of seats available, so anyone interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy should submit their application as soon as possible.

For more information or to request an application, contact Officer James Hamilton by email at jhamilton@ci.greenville.tx.us

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