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The Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week course designed to give Bedford citizens and business owners, managers, and employees working knowledge of their Police Department. Class participants are exposed to and provided information regarding the inner workings of the Bedford Police Department. We believe that an informed citizen is one that is better able to understand decisions made by the Police Department. We want citizens to have enough background to know why the police do what they do and increase relations between the police and the community. The citizens, in turn, make the officers more aware of their concerns and needs. The slogan for the Citizens’ Police Academy is:
“UNDERSTANDING THROUGH EDUCATION.”
Citizens will learn about every area of the police department such as Patrol, Traffic, Criminal Investigations & Crime Scene procedures, Juvenile crimes, Narcotics, Animal Control operations, Communications, Training, Crime Prevention and will have the opportunity to ride with our Police Officers.
Participants must be at least 21 years old and live or work in Bedford. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2019. To apply, visit https://www.bedfordtx.gov/542/Citizens-Police-Academy