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Volunteers Needed for Citizen Police Academy

September 06, 2007 00:00



The Portland Police Bureau is seeking citizens interested in attending the 2007 Citizen Police Academy scheduled to begin on October 2, 2007. Past graduates of the academy speak highly of the instructors and classes. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the Police Bureau and the role of law enforcement in the community.

The curriculum includes firearms training, patrol vehicle operations, scenario-based training, and police technology. Participants will also attend classes to learn more about policies and procedures, the internal affairs process, criminal investigations, drug/vice investigations and criminal law. Other classes include presentations from specialty units such as the Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Explosive Disposal Unit.

Interested participants should have a history of community involvement and either work or live in the City of Portland. Eligible participants must also complete and pass a criminal background check. The Academy will begin October 2, 2007 and conclude December 4, 2007. The academy includes nine weekday classes (Tuesday evenings) and two weekend classes (Saturday) for a total of 35 hours. Students must attend at least nine of the eleven classes offered to qualify for graduation, so please check your schedule before applying for this academy. This academy is limited to 24 students.

If you are interested in attending this academy or would like more information, please contact Kristi Brant at 503-823-0545 or by email at



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