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Originally Published: January 11, 2019 9:27 p.m.
The Prescott Police Department invites community members to get an inside look at how the department operates by attending its 2019 Citizens Police Academy, starting in February.
Participants will experience many aspects of the Prescott Police Department, including learning about the hiring process to become a police officer; how police recruits are trained at the academy; visiting the Prescott Regional Communications Center; and viewing demonstrations of K9 and SWAT operations, DUI/traffic enforcement and community services functions.
They’ll also have an opportunity to actively participate in a role-playing, high-tech video training system (VIRTRA) that tests the judgment and reactions of those assuming the role of a police officer.
“I am thrilled to offer members of our community the opportunity to know more about policing in Prescott through this informative and exciting program,” said PPD Chief Debora Black.
Classes will begin Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and continue each Tuesday until April 9.
There will be a brief ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at which time participants will each receive a certificate of participation for attending the academy.
Participants must be 21 or older and a legal U.S. resident. Preference will be given to Prescott residents. The deadline to apply is Feb. 18.
For more information or to receive an application, contact PPD Lead Police Officer David Fuller at 928-777-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by the Prescott Police Department.