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Redwood City’s Citizens Police Academy Offers “Real Life” Law Enforcement Experience

Redwood City, CA - July 19 , 2006 - From forensics to narcotics, auto theft to SWAT teams, and juvenile crime to K9, the 15th annual Redwood City Citizens Police Academy offers an in-depth, “real life” look at the day-to-day experience of police work.

The Academy is a rigorous and exciting 11-week program that is modeled after the State’s curriculum for actual police academies. Applications are available now for the 2006 session, which starts on September 6th.

In addition to fascinating “classroom” work featuring expert instructors and a variety of genuine police topics and issues, participants will actually go in the “field.” Here, they’ll get real, hands-on training and experience with live firearms, defensive tactics, K9 and more. All sessions are conducted by veteran police officers and other law enforcement professionals.

Each participant receives intensive instruction in a variety of real-life law enforcement activities. There’s no sugar-coating or soft-pedaling – it’s law enforcement reality, covering virtually every aspect of the roles and responsibilities of the Redwood City Police Department.

The curriculum for the 2006 session tentatively includes:

K9 Drugs
Traffic Foresnics
Vehicle Theft Street Crime
Criminal Law Communications
Officer Safety Use of Force
DUI Defensive Tactics
Firearms Role Playing Scenarios

Class size is limited, so interested community members are encouraged to get their applications in right away!

Call 780-7104 to have an application sent to you, or get the application online. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and live or work within San Mateo County. This Academy is not intended to train participants for certification as law enforcement officials.

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Officer Jaime Mateo
Redwood City Police


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