Paducah Police Dept. still accepting applications for Citizens' Police Academy | Community Spirit
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Police Department is still looking for qualified applicants for the 2012 Citizens' Police Academy.
The CPA will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 in the training room of department headquarters, 1400 Broadway.
The Paducah Police Department's CPA was formed more than 10 years ago to give citizens a better understanding of the inner workings of the department. Attendees are exposed to some of the same training that police officers receive, and witness presentations from the department's K9 units, bomb squad, SWAT team and others. They also participate in a mock crime scene investigation and visit the firearms range.
According to the police department, the CPA helps build understanding and trust between them and the community. It will expose citizens to a number of current law enforcement issues and the latest Paducah Police Department procedures.
Other topics covered during the class include criminal investigations, evidence and patrol tactics. The CPA is held on Thursday nights over 11 weeks. It is free to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in Paducah and the surrounding area.
Applications will be accepted through Thursday, July 26. Interested persons may apply online through the City of Paducah's website. Those wishing for more information may e-mail Sgt. George Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 444-8548.
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