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Prescott Police Department hosting fall 2018 Citizens Police Academy

Classes begin Sept. 25

Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) recruits Greg Grahlmann (on top) and Wyatt Novak (on ground) perform a scenario during the spring 2017 Citizens’ Police Academy.

Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) recruits Greg Grahlmann (on top) and Wyatt Novak (on ground) perform a scenario during the spring 2017 Citizens’ Police Academy.

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Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) Class Sergeant Corey Kasun speaks to the 26 participants of the spring 2017 Citizens’ Police Academy.

The Prescott Police Department invites community members to get an inside look at how the department operates by attending a 2018 Citizens Police Academy, starting in September.

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, view demonstrations of K9 and SWAT operations, DUI/Traffic Enforcement and Community Services functions. 

Participants will have an opportunity to actively participate in a role-playing, high tech video training system VIRTRA, which tests the judgment and reactions of those assuming the role of a police officer.

Police Chief Debora Black added, “I am thrilled to offer members of our community the opportunity to know more about policing in Prescott through this informative and exciting program.”

Classes will begin Sept. 25 and continue every Tuesday until Nov. 6. Each class runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

There will be a brief ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m., at which time participants will receive a certificate of participation for attending the academy.

Participants must be 21 years of age and a legal U.S. resident. Preference will be given to Prescott residents. There is no cost associated with this program.

For more information or to receive an application, please contact LPO David L. Fuller at 928-777-1915 or dave.fuller@prescott-az.gov.

Information provided by the Prescott Police Department.