Kent Police are accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

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Kent Police cars outside the Kent Police Station on South Depeyster Street in Kent.

The Kent Police Department is launching its 12th Citizens Police Academy in September.

The Citizens Police Academy offers members of the Kent area the opportunity to see firsthand what police officers do and experience. In addition, the Citizens Police Academy offers attendees the opportunity to build a unique bond with the Kent Police Force and its members.

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The Citizens Police Academy will conduct 12 weekly classes with the Kent Police Force from 1 September from 6pm to 10pm. The graduation ceremony will take place on 17 November.

Participants will learn about criminal law, court proceedings, parking and traffic enforcement, drink-driving enforcement, criminal investigation, police use of force, drugs, police K9 units, and specialized police functions such as SWAT and task forces. Attendees will also experience a shift ride with a police officer and police equipment. This is a rare opportunity for local residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.

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Applications, selection criteria and more information are available on the Kent Police Department website at http://www.kentpd.org/357/Citizen-Police-Academy. Questions may also be directed to Lt. Mike Lewis at 330-673-3221 or [email protected]

This article originally appeared on Record-Courier: Kent Police Accepting Citizens Police Academy Applications

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