Maple Grove Police to host Citizen Police Academy again

Is anyone interested in learning more about the Maple Grove Police Department? The Maple Grove Police Department will host the 2013 Citizen Police Academy this fall.

The Citizen Police Academy is a week program that meets each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at various locations in Maple Grove. The 2013 Citizen Police Academy will start on Oct. 1 and run through Dec. 17.

The Academy is free of charge and offered to residents and business owners of Maple Grove. This program is offered to those who want to learn more about the law enforcement profession and the criminal justice system in Maple Grove.

The weekly sessions include: tours, lectures, demonstrations and discussions. Citizens will be introduced to many duties and responsibilities of the Maple Grove Police. Some topics covered are: crime trends, school liaison program, criminal investigations, drug enforcement, DWI enforcement, civil liability, police pursuits, police officer training/hiring, tactical operations, firearms and defensive tactics.

The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Class size is limited to 30 citizens.

Eligibility factors include being a Maple Grove resident, student or business representative, at least 16 years of age and passing a criminal background check. Anyone under 18 will be required to complete a release wavier signed by their parent or guardian.

To register or for more information, visit: maplegrovemn.gov/departments/police/citizens-academy.

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