Applications Being Accepted by
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294 240-773-5030
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
January 9, 2009
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Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Montgomery County Police Citizen Academy
The Montgomery County Police Department is currently accepting applications for future sessions of the Citizen Academy. The program is free, but participants must be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in Montgomery County.
Participants who are selected for the program are required to attend 14 of the 18 classes to be eligible for graduation. Some of the topics covered include: Maryland Traffic Law, investigations of major crimes, drug identification, scams and fraud, firearm safety, a canine demonstration, DUI/underage drinking, and the procedures of the Emergency Response Team. Academy members have the option of touring the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg, participating in a ride-along with a police officer, and attending Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes.
The Citizen Academy began in 1994 and is an extension of the department’s community policing efforts. Community members, who learn about how the police department works, gain a better understanding of what the department does and what is required for police officers to effectively perform their duties.
The spring session of the Citizen Academy is scheduled to begin the first week of March 2009. Those interested in learning more about the Citizen Academy and applying for future sessions may contact Officer Michele Smith at Michele.Smith@montgomerycountymd.gov
, or at 301-840-2771. More information about the program and an application that can be downloaded are available on the Montgomery County Police website below.