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Citizens police academy
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The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens’ Police Academy starting Feb. 24. The program is designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Turlock Police Department and the criminal justice system. The program consists of a series of 11 classes and discussions held once a week, on Thursday evenings typically from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.

The classes will provide an in-depth view into various areas and specialized units of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that gives citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts Turlock, and how to develop a partnership with the police department.

There are over 30 presentations in this course. Some of the topics discussed are: Officer recruitment and training; crime scene investigation; police emergency communications; crime analysis; narcotics enforcement and special weapons and tactics.

There is limited space in the Citizens Academy and registration is required. Those interested in attending can call or e-mail Crime Prevention Officer Taryn Weatherford at 656-3153 or