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For Immediate Release
July 11, 2013

Redwood City's Citizens Police Academy Brings "Real Life" Law Enforcement Skills and Experience to the Community

Redwood City, CA - From narcotics to criminal law, gangs to SWAT teams, and juvenile crime to K9, the 20th annual Redwood City Citizens Police Academy offers an in-depth, "real life" look at the day-to-day experience of police work. The Academy is a rigorous and exciting 11-week program that is modeled after the State's curriculum for actual police academies.

Applications are now available at the Redwood City Police Department for the 2013 session, which starts on September 12th, 2013 and continues to November 21st, 2013. Each session is from 6:30pm - 9:30 pm.

In addition to fascinating "classroom" work featuring expert instructors and a variety of genuine police topics and issues, participants will actually go in the "field." Here, they'll get real, hands-on training and experience with live firearms, defensive tactics, and more. All sessions are conducted by veteran police officers and other law enforcement professionals with years of real experience in their specialties.

This is a great opportunity for members of the community who have an interest in law enforcement, their community, the judicial process, and the inner workings of the Redwood City Police Department. This program provides participants with a better understanding of the job that our local police department performs for the community of Redwood City, while building good will and supportive relations between the police and the public. Each class is 3 hours in length.

Class size is limited to 25 participants, so interested community members are encouraged to call Officer Diana Villegas at 650-780-7104 or email dvillegas@redwoodcity.org as soon as possible to have an application sent. Applications are also available online at www.redwoodcity.org/policeacademy.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and live or work within San Mateo County. This Academy is not intended to train participants for certification as law enforcement officials.

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Contact:
Officer Diana Villegas
Redwood City Police Department
650-780-7104
                                   

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