Monday, August 13, 2007

Citizens Police Academy to Open Again

This is great news. The Citizens' Police Academy is to re-open. When it closed, I spoke with others, saying that the decision to close was poor judgement. This venture, operated by the city, could be money maker. We asked that the program be expanded to serve the region, not just the city. It could be turned into a new revenue stream for the city.

Plus, the benefits of the program are huge for the overall community.
Briefs: Motorcycle hits tree in Mt. Oliver, victim found nearby - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Citizen's Police Academy applications accepted The Pittsburgh Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy, set to begin Sept. 4. The program will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at police headquarters, 1203 Western Ave., North Side, police Lt. Jennifer Beidle said. Participants learn about law-enforcement functions, some criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms, crime scene processing and other topics. The class is free and limited to 30 people. Applications must be received by Aug. 24. For an application or more information, call Beidle at 412-323-7889.


Matt H said...

They had the academy last year here in Elliott.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Yes. That is correct.

It has had a revival of sorts. More like a fledgling now.