The Topeka Police Department will accept applications for its 33rd Citizens' Police Academy through August 15th. This is the 16th year the department has offered this popular program.
Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning August 29th, 2013. There are three optional sessions : Saturday September 21st for a FUN DAY from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to allow participants to experience emergency driving, the firearms range and demonstrations from the K-9 Unit and the Response Team. Saturday, October 12th participants will experience the Topeka Fire Department and proper fire prevention. Upon completion of the course participants will graduate with a certificate of attendance.
Citizens attending will be exposed to the problems and challenges faced by law enforcement and learn how their police department meets those challenges. Participants will learn about various aspects of the Police Department including field operations, investigative divisions, crisis negotiations, bomb disposal, crime scene investigation, crime prevention, school programs and much more!
If you or anyone you know who is over 18 years of age is interested in attending, contact Sgt. Colleen Stuart at 368-9490. Media are also invited to participate in these classes. There is limited space available and seats fill quickly, so turn your applications in soon!
Applications can be picked up at the Topeka Police Department or downloaded from the City of Topeka web site at http://www.topeka.org/pdfs/Citizens_Academy_Application.pdf and mailed to:
Topeka Police Department
Attn: SGT Colleen Stuart-Citizens' Academy
320 S. Kansas Ave, Ste 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603
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