Citizens Police Academy begins Jan. 16 in Turlock

local@modbee.comDecember 7, 2013 

— The Turlock Police Department will be holding a Citizens Police Academy starting Jan. 16.

The program is designed to provide the public with information and resources, mutual learning, critical analysis of issues, and an exchange of ideas and perspectives within the Police Department and the criminal justice system.

The program consists of 12 classes and discussions once a week, typically from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

There is no cost to enroll. Participants will learn about the issues affecting law enforcement efforts in Turlock, and how to develop a partnership with the Police Department.

Classes will feature more than 30 presentations on topics including officer recruitment and training, crime scene investigation, police emergency communications center, crime prevention, narcotics enforcement and special weapons and tactics.

There is limited space in the Citizens Academy, and registration is required.

To attend, call Turlock Police Department Crime Prevention officer Backeroff at (209) 656-3153 or email

Registration deadline is Jan. 9.

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