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Applications to participate in the 20th annual Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA), sponsored by five area law enforcement agencies, are now being accepted. The goal of the academy is to share information and help promote understanding of law enforcement, build better relationships with members of the community, and provide an overview for people who may be interested in law enforcement careers.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will meet once a week for 14 weeks, beginning Jan. 30, 2017. A different topic will be covered each week. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center at 4529 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City. Training will include department tours and ride-alongs, defensive tactics, evidence collection, drug investigation, and many other areas of law enforcement and operations.

Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by Jan. 27, 2017 to participate. A $25 fee is required to cover the costs of materials and supplies.

Application forms are available online at www.icgov.org/citizenspoliceacademy or at any of the five participating law enforcement agencies during normal business hours. Completed applications should be mailed or dropped off to any one of the departments listed below.                    

For more information, visit www.icgov.org/citizenspoliceacademy or contact one of the following officers:

Officer A. Hayes, Iowa City Police Department, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240, 319-356-5273

Officer Adam Jennings, Coralville Police Department, 1503 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241, 319-248-1800

Sgt. Brad Fisher, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 511 S. Capitol St., Iowa City, IA 52240, 319- 356-6020

Officer Alton Poole, University of Iowa Police Department, 200 S. Capitol St., Iowa City, IA 52242, 319-335-5043

Officer Mitch Seymour, North Liberty Police Department, 5 E. Cherry St., North Liberty, IA 52317, 319-626-5724

Date of publication

Thursday, December 01, 2016