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Volunteers Needed for Citizen Police Academy

August 12, 2008 00:00



The Portland Police Bureau is seeking citizens interested in attending the 2008 Citizen Police Academy scheduled to begin on September 30, 2008. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the Police Bureau and the role of law enforcement in the community. This academy provides both the instructors and participants with a valuable opportunity to interact and discuss wide variety of issues affecting community relations.

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 September 30, 2008, and conclude December 16, 2008. The academy includes ten weekday classes (Tuesday evenings) and one or two weekend classes (Saturday) for a total of 38 hours. Students must attend at least nine of the twelve classes offered to qualify for graduation, so please check your schedule before applying for this academy. This academy is limited to 25 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 Individuals interested in applying online can do so at



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Portland Police Bureau
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