Originally Published: April 3, 2011 9:37 p.m.
The Prescott Police Department invites residents to get an inside look at how the department operates by attending the Spring 2011 Citizens Police Academy.
Participants will receive a complete overview of the various functions and services of the Prescott Police Department, learn about the hiring process to become a police officer, find out what recruits endure at the academy, how the Regional Communications Center operates, as well as watch and interact in K9 scenarios, SWAT operations and DUI/traffic enforcement scenarios. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a role playing, high-tech, video training system (MILO) which tests the judgment and reaction of those assuming the role of a police officer.
Classes take place from 6 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings from May 4 through May 25, and there will be a brief ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. May 26, where participants will receive a certificate of participation for attending the academy.
Participants must be a Prescott resident, at least 18 years of age, and a legal U.S. resident.
The deadline to apply is April 22. Class size will be limited to 20 participants.
For more information, contact Bruce Moncher at (928) 777-1952.