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Buckeye Police Accepting Applications for Citizen Academy

Post Date:02/26/2019 12:58 pm

Get an up-close look into the various operations of the Buckeye Police Department by taking part in the up-coming Citizen Academy. This is your chance to learn first-hand about the structure and inner workings of the BPD and experience hands on exercises.
Check out the video from last year.    PD cars in front of building

The academy is designed to educate residents who live and work in Buckeye about their police department and how officers enforce local and state laws, investigate crimes and enhance the quality of life in the community.

The academy mixes classroom learning with hands-on real life scenarios including SWAT enforcement and crime scene technology.

The Citizen Academy will provide detailed information on police procedures such as patrol, criminal investigations, school resource officers and K-9 units, traffic investigations, SWAT team logistics, code enforcement and the department’s volunteer programs.

The course begins March 13, 2019 and runs six consecutive Wednesdays through April 17 at the Coyote Branch from Public Library Applications are being accepted for the 6-week course beginning March 13. The Academy runs for six consecutive Wednesday nights

The academy is free; participants must live or work in Buckeye, have no felony arrests and be at least 18-years-old. Each applicant will be required to undergo a background check and will be informed by email or by phone as to whether the applicant has been accepted, denied or placed on a waiting list for a future class.

Applications can be filled out on line at buckeyeaz.gov/citizenpoliceacademy.

Space is limited, so, sign up Today! You can also contact Don McWilliams at 623-349-6459 or email him at dmcwilliams@buckeyeaz.gov to obtain an application.

 

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