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February 5, 2013 > Applications now accepted for Newark Citizen Police Academy

Applications now accepted for Newark Citizen Police Academy

The City of Newark is seeking residents, as well as individuals who work within the City of Newark, to participate in our eight week Citizen Police Academy. The next Academy is scheduled to begin on April 11, 2013 and will run through May 30, 2013. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the City Administration Building located at 37101 Newark Boulevard.

This eight week academy is designed to provide participants with a "behind the scenes" look at local law enforcement and to promote a greater understanding and awareness of our role in the community. Police personnel will provide an overview of the department's structure, services, and personnel, as well as offer students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any specific public safety concerns they might have. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ride along with a police officer to experience first-hand the duties they perform on a daily basis.

Applicants must:
* Have no prior felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
* Be willing to have a background check completed.
* Have the ability to attend scheduled sessions.
* Be at least 21 years of age.
* Live or work in the City of Newark.
* Not be a prior Citizen Police Academy graduate

Those interested should complete and submit an application form which is available online at no later than February 28, 2013.

Don't delay... space is limited!

For more information on the Newark Citizen Police Academy, please contact Beverly Ryans at (510) 578-4352 or

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