Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thirty Mobilians Set to Graduate from Citizen’s Police Academy

After 11 weeks on the police beat, 30 members of the Citizens’ Police Academy will graduate from the Mobile Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy, taking away a certificate of achievement and a new perspective on police work.

The graduation is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Mobile Gas, 2828 Dauphin St.

The graduates came to the program with a variety of life experiences. Ranging in age from 22 to 76, the participants’ backgrounds are diverse as well. The class consists of retired teachers, an author, a Homeland Security Officer, and an optometrist to name a few.

The class covered all aspects of policing including gun safety, narcotics, target shooting, and an officer ride-along. Additionally, the students visited Metro Jail and the 911 Communications Center.

Those interested in applying for the next Citizen’s Academy are asked to call the Training Academy at 208-2732.


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