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July 10, 2018 > Citizens Police Academy is recruiting

Citizens Police Academy is recruiting

Submitted By the Fremont Police Department

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Fremont Police Department? An opportunity is coming soon. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Fremont Police Department will kick off its 43rd Community Police Academy session. The free 40-hour course is designed to give community members a behind the scenes look at the Fremont Police Department.

Academy classes will meet 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, with one Saturday class in the field. The program continues through Oct. 16.

Topics covered in the classes include:
? Communications
? Crime analysis
? Crime prevention
? Criminal Law
? Critical incidents
? Firearms training
? Gangs
? Internal investigations
? Narcotics
? Patrol operations
? Traffic enforcement

To be eligible for the program participants must live or work in the City of Fremont and be at least 18 years-old. Those selected for the academy are expected to participate in 11 out of the 12 sessions. All eligible candidates are subject to a records check. A prior conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant and will be considered only as it relates to the academy program. This program is not designed for police officer candidates.

Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis for the upcoming academy. Because space is limited, only the first 30 qualifying applicants will be selected. The first class will be Tuesday, Aug. 7 with graduation set for Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The academy is an educational experience taught primarily in a classroom setting. Classes are lecture based with some role-playing exercises. Academy participants are not expected to perform actual police officer duties and may elect to not take part in any of the practical exercises.

To download a brochure about the academy or fill out an application, visit the Fremont Police Department website at and then click ?Programs? in the navigation bar and choose ?Community Police Academy? from the drop-down menu. Completed applications can be sent via email to or printed copies can be turned into the police department, attention: Lt. Eric Tang or Lt. Steve Delema.

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