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Jacksonville police to host Citizens Police Academy
Jacksonville police to host Citizens Police Academy

 JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will be conducting a Citizens Police Academy at the end of September. 

The eight-week information course beginning on September 29 will be designed to inform citizens on different aspects of law enforcement including community policing, criminal investigations, patrol duties, use of force, firearms, K-9 duties, SRT demonstration, narcotics and less lethal weapons. 

The Citizens Police Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m. The course will be fee to the public, however attendance will be limited. The CPA is limited to those who live or work inside the city limits of Jacksonville, are over the age of 18, pass a background investigation, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for at least one year.

The mission of the Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy is to increase public awareness and confidence, improve community relations and create a better understanding between the citizens and the Jacksonville Police Department through education. 

If you would like to attend the Citizens Police Academy, please complete an application. Applications are available at the Jacksonville Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road Jacksonville, AR 72076 or online at www.cityofjacksonville.net . All applications must be received by September 15, 2015.