Released on September 23, 2010 - 8:41am
Sep 14

Mayor Moe and Chief David M. Crawford of the Laurel Police Department have announced the start of a new Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Thursday, September 30. 2010. The class will be held at the Laurel Police Department located 811 5th Street RD Laurel MD. from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Citizen Police Academy is a 14 – week program, which combines both classroom and hands – on instruction on a variety of police functions. These classes include major crime investigations, community policing, arrest techniques, officers’ survival, crime scene investigation, gangs as well as a ride along with an on duty officer. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts openly and honestly in a learning environment rather than a confrontational atmosphere. It’s is our goal that graduates leave the academy as more informed citizen with an insider’s view of our law enforcement function and operations.

For acceptance into the Citizen’s Police Academy, an individual must meet the following requirements: Be at least 18 years of age, or high school senior. Live, work, or attend school in the greater Laurel community. Have no prior felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for offenses involving weapons or violence. Have NO misdemeanor arrests within six months prior to the Laurel Citizen Police Academy. Application must be received no later than September 23, 2010.

For Additional Information, contact Captain Robert Althoff at 301-498-0092 for an application

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010
Contact:   James Collins, Public Information Officer
               301-725-5300, ext. 244
                E-Mail: [email protected] 

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