From the City of Concord:
The Concord Police Department is currently accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy. The academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement, giving an overview of the police department's function and operations.
The ten-week academy curriculum and teaching methodology embrace real examples of police work. The weekly sessions, however, are not designed to train participants as police officers. While attending the academy, students will be introduced to a variety of topics and training taught by police executives and veteran police officers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police and staff members.
The academy begins February 7, 2013. Classes will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Concord Police Headquarters, 1350 Galindo St.
Candidate Minimum Requirements:
• Minimum age of 16 years.
• Live or work in the Concord area.
• No felony convictions.
• No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application.
Interested candidates can visit the City of Concord website to obtain more information about the Citizen Academy and to download an application. Applications can also be obtained in person at the Concord Police Headquarters in the front lobby. Completed applications should be returned to the address listed below. Applicants who are accepted to the program will be notified of their selection at least two weeks prior to the first meeting.
Send completed applications to: Margaret Romiti, Manager, Office of the Chief, Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo St., Concord CA 94520, (925) 671-3184.