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Spring 2013 Citizens' Police Academy accepting applications

The Palm Springs Police Department has scheduled the Spring of 2013 Citizens' Police Academy. The first Citizens' Police Academy met in 1993 and the program has been running continuously since then. The program meets one night per week for thirteen weeks. This Community Policing project has graduated hundreds of students from all sectors of the community - doctors, lawyers, retirees, students, homemakers, journalists, pilots, teachers, and many others. Attendees participate in discussions about Patrol Procedures, Traffic Investigation, K-9, SWAT, Community Policing, Narcotics, Crime Scene Investigation, Internal Affairs, and many other interesting topics. Attendees are invited to experience simulated live-fire exercises and participate in a ride-along with a Palm Springs Police Officer on patrol.

 WHEN:      Tuesday evenings, March 5th thru May 28th, 2013
                  13 Weeks
                  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 WHERE:      Palm Springs Police Department
                   Training Center 101-B
                   200 South Civic Drive
                   Palm Springs, CA 92262

To qualify for the Citizens' Police Academy, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. There is no cost for this exciting and valuable learning experience.

To inquire about the program and/or to reserve your seat, contact Sergeant Kyle Stjerne via email at or contact Communications and Records Manager Dora Melanson at (760) 323-8109.

The applications are also available online at under Community Policing, Citizens' Police Academy. 

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