BCPD Accepting Applications to Citizens Academy

Posted Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 10:57 AM

The Bullhead City Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 P.A.C.T. (Police and Citizens Together) Academy for citizens interested in learning more about the police department.

“This program is designed to provide community members with a greater understanding of the police department and its operations through class lectures as well as hands-on experiences,” said Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins. “It is our goal to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience and to create strong partnerships.”

Participants will do a police ride-along and learn about topics such as forensics, K-9, bomb robot, criminal investigations, gangs, use of force, Animal Care & Welfare, narcotics and go to the shooting range and the 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Applications are now available through November 30th at the Bullhead City Police Department lobby, 1255 Marina Blvd, or online at www.bullheadcity.com/departments/police/community-information/citizens-police-academy

Interested candidates for the 9-month Citizens’ Police Academy must be 18 years or older with no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application and no felony arrests or convictions.

The Bullhead City Police Department’s P.A.C.T. Academy will be held from approximately 6 – 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, January through September, in the Police Training Room.

There is no cost to apply or enter the P.A.C.T. Academy. Enrollment is limited to approximately 30 students per session. Final approval of applicants will be determined by the Chief of Police.

For more information, please call (928) 763-9200.

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