Gilbert PD offers Citizens Police Academy - CBS 5 - KPHO

Gilbert PD offers Citizens Police Academy

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GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -

The Gilbert Police Department is calling upon citizens in the community to register for their Citizens Police Academy. Instructed by real officers and police trainers, the classes will give participants a greater understanding of the relationship between the Gilbert Police Department and the community.

During the academy students will be introduced to a number of law enforcement tactics including drug enforcement, gang enforcement, firearms safety, police ethics and more.  Participants will get a tour of the police department and will even have a chance to meet with the Chief of Police.

The seven-week program begins Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 from 6:30-9 p.m. and will be held at the Gilbert Police Department Public Safety Complex Amphitheater located at 75 E. Civic Center Drive. Upon completion of of the program participants will receive a Certificate of Graduation and are invited to join the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association.

In order to attend participants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the Town of Gilbert, have no prior felony arrests and no misdemeanor arrests within five years of their application. Enrollment is limited to approximately 35 students per session.

For information on this program and/or an application to enroll in this special course, please contact Kim Kelly at (480) 635-7520 or register on-line at www.gilbertaz.gov/police/citacademy.cfm.

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