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Castle Rock is known as a safe community. Our police officers are dedicated to maintaining an open relationship with the public and keeping our Town among the safest in Colorado. But, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a police officer in Castle Rock? The Citizens Police Academy is your opportunity to find out.
Applications are being accepted for the 2016 academy. The goal of the program is for residents to better understand, and build a relationship with, the officers who are sworn to serve and protect our community.
The Citizens Police Academy allows participants to engage in a combination of classroom and hands-on training similar to the training our police officers go through. Some of the topics covered in the 10-week class include: community policing tactics; crime scene processing and evidence collection; investigative procedures; self-defense; firearm safety; and traffic laws.
The class meets Mondays from 6 to 10 p.m. starting April 4 and running through June 20. The final class will be a graduation ceremony. Participation is free, but applications must be submitted before Monday, March 14.
“Maintaining a positive relationship with the public is very important for Castle Rock Police,” said Commander Jason Lyons, who coordinates the academy. “We’re grateful that opportunities like the Citizens Police Academy provide our officers the chance to interact with the public in a nonemergency situation.”
The program is limited to 30 participants per year, and space fills up quickly. For more information, or to submit an online application, head to CRgov.com/academy.
Questions? Contact Commander Lyons at 720-733-6016 or jlyons@CRgov.com
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