Vacaville PD announces community academy

By From page A8 | January 15, 2014

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Police Department on Tuesday announced its Community Law Enforcement Academy for 2014.

Members of the community who live or work in Vacaville are invited to apply for the eight-week program, according to a news release from the department. Sessions for the academy’s 22nd year begin Feb. 6.

The eight sessions will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Police Department, 660 Merchant St.

Attendees will learn about the operations of the department, from patrol to narcotics enforcement, communications center operations to K-9 services, and from gang and crime suppression to crime prevention, the release states. In addition to eight classroom sessions, a patrol ride-along is offered to all who attend the academy.

The academy is designed to give those who attend new insights into police services and a greater appreciation for the men and women who provide these services.

If you would like to attend, are at least 18 years old and can pass a criminal history check, contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Gretchen Ash for an application at [email protected] or call her at 449-5432.

The department recommends getting applications in early as seats are limited.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.


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