Citizens’ Police Academy applications available

Ponca City Now - December 5, 2014 10:23 am

Applications are now available for the 19th session of the Citizens’ Police Academy.

Applications are available at the Records Division of the Ponca City Police Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are also available on the City of Ponca City’s website, poncacityok.gov/departments/police/citizen police academy.

Original printed applications are due back to the Police Department by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

In previous years more applications are received than the limit of 20 participants. Since each session builds on the ones that follow, weekly attendance is required.

Classes meet each Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 and will conclude on April 16 with a graduation reception set for April 23.

The course is a blend of lecture, demonstrations, tours and practical applications. Nearly every facet of the operations of the Police Department is covered during academy, and there is no cost for participants.

Topics that are covered include Emergency communications, Community Policing, Hiring and Training, Patrol, Domestic Violence, Traffic enforcement and crash investigations, DUI and alcohol related offensives.

Also covered are firearms, juvenile crimes, gang activity, special operations, property crime and crimes against person, the use of force simulator and more.

The instructors are members of the Ponca City Police Department. For more information, contact Police Chief Don Bohon at 767-0370.

 

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