If you wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a police department…if you are interested in a law enforcement career but aren’t sure…if you despise the police and have a list of questions that begin with, “Why do you all…,” then the Redmond Police invite you to its 2013 Citizen Police Academy.
The free program is designed to provide citizens firsthand information about the department and the justice system. The intent is not to train citizens to be police officers, but to increase the understanding of services and tasks faced on a daily basis. Topics include patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, hostage negotiations, SWAT, K9, traffic collision investigation, and more.
The 2013 Citizen Police Academy begins Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and takes place for ten consecutive Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. Priority is given to those who work or live within the Redmond City limits and apply before the Feb. 28 priority deadline.
More information and applications can be found at: www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/tips/policeacademy
“The Redmond Citizen Police Academy is a great way to learn about all the responsibilities, functions, standards, and expectations of our Police Department,” commented Redmond resident Marie Emerson who attended the academy in 1999 and again in 2012. “In addition to hearing stories ‘from the streets’ you gain a solid appreciation for the ongoing training that Redmond officers receive.”