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Martinez Police to host Community Police Academy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Police Department is offering their second Community Police Academy. The 10-week academy is an informative program designed to increase understanding of the police department’s operations and to allow community members the opportunity to interact with MPD personnel. Topics covered will include SWAT, K9 Program, Dispatch, narcotics, traffic laws, firearms, detective investigations, and much more.

The Community Police Academy is not designed to prepare students to become police officers, but will give the students a better understanding of how the police department is organized, the services it provides, and how MPD serves the community.  The goal is for participants to have a better understanding of what the police do and why, and improve communications and partnerships between the public and the organization.

The Community Police Academy will begin Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Classes will meet on Monday nights from 6-9 p.m. at Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Prospective participants for the Community Academy must be at least 18 years old, have no felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or pending criminal cases, and first consideration will be given to citizens who live and work in the City of Martinez.

If you are interested in joining the Community Academy, submit an application today.  Application forms are available at the Martinez Police Department, 525 Henrietta St., by mail request, or through the City of Martinez website.  Completed applications must be returned to the Martinez Police Department via email (fferrer@cityofmartinez.org), mail (Martinez Police Department, Attn: Sergeant Fred Ferrer, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez, CA 94553) or personally delivered to the front desk of the department.  All applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check before acceptance.

For further information, please contact Sergeant Fred Ferrer at (925) 372-3446 or fferrer@cityofmartinez.org.

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