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Sierra Vista Police hosting another Citizen's Academy

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sierra Vista will host another session of its Citizen Police Academy. 

According to a recent release this academy gives the public a glimpse of how the Sierra Vista Police Department functions on a daily basis.

Applications are now being accepted for the 12 week program, which will begin on August 6.  Classes will meet on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Police Auditorium.  This program is free and available to adults 18 and older.

Participants will be able to tour the police station, and the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, they will get hands on weapons training in a simulated environment, as well as help with evidence processing.  They will also be able to ride along with SVPD officers and watch dispatchers in action. 

Topics to be covered during the program: traffic accident investigations, gang activity, constitutional law, arrest and control techniques, drug investigations and DUI enforcement.  Students will also be meeting members of the SVPD Tactical Team, K9 unit and the Dispatch Bureau.

Space is limited for this program.  Register for your spot now by going online to www.SierraVistaAZ.gov and search 'academy'; those unable to apply online can stop by the Sierra Vista Police station (911 N. Coronado Drive) and pick up a packet at the reception desk; applications are being accepted until June 20.                                      

Call Molly Schmitt at 452-7500 with questions or for more information.  

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