SUBJECT: 6th Astoria Citizen Police Academy
CONTACT: Detective Andrew Randall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Astoria Police Department is hosting the sixth Citizen Police Academy this coming fall. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning September 22, 2011 and ending October 20, 2011. The Citizen Police Academy is open to community members who are interested in how their Astoria Police Department works.
The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to form and maintain partnerships between the community and the police, by educating community residents about the role of law enforcement and encouraging citizens and the police to work together.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the day-to-day operations of the department. Participants will tour the department, learn about criminal investigations, the functions of patrol, see basic defensive tactics, tour the jail and shoot various department firearms.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older. All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation.
To request an application, or for additional information, please contact Detective Andrew Randall