Quad Cities in Brief: Republican Women of Prescott offers scholarships

Republican Women of Prescott offers scholarships

Financial assistance is available to college-bound Republicans who are also high school seniors, attending school in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer and Bagdad areas. The group’s scholarship awards range from $250 to $2,000. Instructions and forms for the application are available from school counselors or at the website RWOP.info. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 22. Direct questions to annbrechwald@msn.com. RWOP is the largest Federated Republican Women’s Organization in the nation, founded in Prescott in 1942.

BMHS to offer AP diploma and certificate

Bradshaw Mountain High School will participate in the College Board Advanced Placement Capstone diploma program. The school is one of approximately 1,500 schools worldwide to implement the program that encourages students to develop skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration and communication.

The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments — and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing — will earn the AP Capstone Diploma.

It signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. Bradshaw Mountain High School will start AP Seminar in the fall of 2018.

Prescott Police Department to host spring 2018 Citizens Police Academy

To get an inside look at how the Department operates, plan to attend the Citizens Police Academy, beginning in March.

Participants will learn about the hiring process at the department and how police recruits are trained and will visit the Prescott Regional Communications Center and observe demonstrations of K9 and SWAT operations, DUI/traffic enforcement and community services functions. Participants can also experience a role-playing, high-tech video training system, VIRTRA, which tests the judgment and reactions of police.

Classes will be 5:30 to 9 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 27, and continue each Tuesday evening until May 1. At a ceremony at 6 p.m. on May 1, participants who complete the program will receive a certificate.

Participants must be 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States. Preference will be given to Prescott residents. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 2. For more information or to receive an application, contact David L. Fuller at 928-777-1915 or dave.fuller@prescott-az.gov.

Enjoy coffee with a cop today

Any who need help with registration to comply with the new requirements of the updated City of Prescott alarm ordinance, or who have questions about the ordinance, are encouraged to attend the “Coffee with a Cop” event today at 2 p.m., at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

As a part of the Department’s mission -- to provide the highest level of service in a collaborative effort with the community, to protect life, property and the rights of all people -- the Department invites community members to enjoy coffee and conversation in informal settings, to get to know the employees of the Prescott Police Department. Today’s event will include staff from patrol, support services, crime prevention, traffic, dispatch and command. No agenda or planned speeches, just an opportunity for community members to meet the men and women of the Prescott Police Department, ask questions, voice any concerns and get to know each other.