Avondale Police recruiting for citizen academy

"The Avondale Police Department is offering its citizen police academy for those who want to learn more about law enforcement operations."

The Avondale Police Department is offering its citizen police academy for those who want to learn more about law enforcement operations.

The CPA is designed for residents of Avondale and the surrounding communities, and members of the business community to provide an inside look at the police department and law enforcement operations. 

The CPA provides qualified participants with an introduction to the department’s functions and resources, with the goal of providing greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community.

The program is eight weeks and meets weekly from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting September 17. Participants will interact with police executives, veteran officers and professional staff during the academy. Topics will include: recruiting, crime analysis, DUI, motors, SWAT, street crimes, criminal investigation bureau, Taser demo, high-risk stops, dispatch and detention. Each session will include hands-on activities; the location of each class will vary between the different police facilities.

Participants must be at least 21 years old and be able to attend the entire eight-week program. 

For more information, contact Officer Ray Emmett at remmett@avondaleaz.gov or 623-333-7448.

To download an application, visit avondaleaz.gov/apdcpa. There is no fee to enroll. Placement is limited. Applications are accepted through August 19.