Aledo accepting applications for Citizen Police Academy


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Posted Online: Oct. 11, 2012, 6:24 pm
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The Aledo Police Department will host its third Citizen Police Academy, starting Oct. 25.

The eight-week citizen academy is an educational, citizen-involvement activity designed by the police department to give residents a better understanding of law enforcement operations and the criminal justice system in their community.

It also helps police and citizens share information and better understand each other's concerns.

The weekly sessions will run from 6 p.m. to about 8 p.m. in Aledo City Hall council chambers and cover areas such as patrol operations, traffic, DUI, narcotics, investigations, crime scene, criminal justice process (States Attorney's Office) and firearms.

The academy is free and open to anyone 18 and older who lives, works or goes to school in Aledo and who has had no felony convictions or arrests within the past two years.

Applications are available at the Aledo Police Department or Aledo City Hall. For more information, call Police Chief J. Michael Sponsler at (309) 582-2330.






 












 



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