The Edmond Sun

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July 30, 2012

Edmond Police offer citizen's academy

EDMOND — If you have ever wanted to experience a day in the life of a police officer, this is the class for you.

The Edmond Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is now accepting applications for the free 13-week program which will begin Aug. 21 and meet each Tuesday evening at the Downtown Community Center.

Officials said the goal of the academy is to provide residents with a better understanding about what an Edmond police officer does on a daily basis as well as to provide information about the Police Department.

After welcoming remarks from Police Chief Bob Ricks and Nick Massey, chairman of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, an EPD support group, class topics will include agency organization, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Joint Terrorist Task Force, the DEA Task Force, sex crimes investigations, accident investigation and a tour of the EPD and emergency communications.

Attendees will also spend a Saturday at the Edmond Police Department training center viewing demonstrations by the Bomb Squad, Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and a K9 unit.

Upon completion, attendees will have the opportunity to join the Edmond Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association. It is a group of academy graduates who support the Police Department through various activities and events.

To sign up visit www.edmondpd.com/cpa to complete the online application. For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit the website, call Officer Randy Payne at 359-4437 or email him at randy.payne@edmondok.com.

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