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Citizen Police Academy

August 30, 2005 00:00


Portland Police Bureau Citizen Police Academy October 5, 2005 – December 14, 2005

What is the Citizen Police Academy?

The Portland Police Bureau Citizen Police Academy offers citizens insights into how police officers perform their duties and how the department serves the community. Participants have the opportunity to gain an understanding of police procedures that are reflective of everyday police work.

Who may attend?

All persons 18 years of age or older who live or work in the City of Portland are invited to attend the 2005 Portland Police Citizen Police Academy. The Academy begins on NOctober 5, 2005, and runs through graduation which is scheduled for December 14, 2005. Instruction consists of one 3-hour class held each week for the duration of nine weeks. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with one weekend firearms class scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2005. Most classes will be held at the Portland Police Bureau Training Division, 1111 S.W. 2nd, Portland, OR with several “hands-on” classes held at other training facilities.

This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of police work each week. Certified police officers, supervisors, and civilian instructors with particular expertise will teach each class. Classes are free.

COURSE CURRICULUM - Criminal law - Patrol procedures - Narcotics/VICE investigations - Emergency Communications - Internal Affairs - Crime Scene Procession - Firearms, including Less Lethal firearms - Hostage Negotiations - Explosive Disposal (bomb squad) - Community Policing

Applications or more information may be obtained by contacting: Captain George W. Babnick Portland Police Bureau Training Division 503-823-0311 or by Email at:

Registration deadline September 28, 2005


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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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