Citizens Police Academy on the horizon

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Graduates from the fall 2017 Citizens Police Academy, front row, from left, Lt. Bruce Barnes, Ralph Bruns, Kathy Bruns, Julie Meyer, Bret Schmutte and NPD Chief Kevin Jowitt; middle row, from left, Chuck Godby, Eva Propst, Dawn Rabon, Steve Stage and Steve Martin; back row, from left, Joe Druckemiller, Ed Catlett, Mile Milovac and Doug Hamilton. (Submitted photo)

The Noblesville Police Dept. is now accepting applications for its the next Citizens Police Academy.

The academy, a 12-week course, is free and designed to provide community members with an opportunity to become better acquainted with city police staff and to learn about police procedures.

The academy familiarizes citizens with the operations of the police department, including classes on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, juvenile law, firearms demonstration, emergency vehicle operations, use-of-force issues and police-canine demonstration. Participants also will have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness street activity officers encounter on a daily basis.

Eligible candidates must be at least 16 years old, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the past three years, pass a limited background check and reside or be employed in Noblesville.

The next academy session will begin Feb. 7 and will conclude May 2 with a graduation ceremony. Classes will be each Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Applications are available online at cityofnoblesville.org/police or at the Noblesville Police Dept., 135 S. Ninth St., Noblesville. For more, contact Lt. Bruce Barnes at 317-776-6340, ext. 1261, or at bbarnes@noblesville.in.us.


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