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News Release

Henderson Police Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Academy

March 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson residents wanting to learn more about law enforcement and public safety now have the chance to enroll in the Henderson Police Department Citizens’ Academy. The goal of the program is to give citizens a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police officer.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin May 6 and meet on 13 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Main Police Station, located at 223 Lead St. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, April 10. Classes fill quickly and are limited to 20 participants.

During the program, citizens experience a condensed version of the actual police training academy. Some of the topics covered are: radio and communication training, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, detention center procedures, criminal justice overview, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Applicants must live or work in the city of Henderson, be at least 18 years old, and have no felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor convictions. The Department holds three Citizens’ Academies each year.

Applications are available at the Main Police Station at 223 Lead St., the West Substation at 300 S. Green Valley Pkwy. and the North Substation at 225 E. Sunset Rd. The application can also be found on the police department’s website at cityofhenderson.com/police.

For more information regarding the Citizens’ Academy, please contact the Henderson Police Training Unit at (702) 267-4850.

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