Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Register for 30th Citizenís Police Academy

Riverside, Ca- The Riverside Police Department is accepting applications for its 30th Citizen ís Police Academy, which begins Wednesday, September 13, 2006, and continues through Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

The Academy will be held at the Riverside Police Departmentís Community Room, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Suite B, on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Citizenís Police Academy is designed to form a stronger partnership between citizens and the Riverside Police Department through education. Participants will learn about patrol procedures, use of force, community oriented policing, gang and narcotic investigations, general investigations, firearms familiarization, S.W.A.T., traffic safety, and much more. The Citizenís Academy will provide participants with an inside look into the Riverside Police Department.

Applicants must live, work or go to school in the City of Riverside. Class size is limited to 35 people; seats will be given to the first candidates to mail in their applications and/or apply via the Departmentís website and pass an informal background check. All sessions are in a classroom setting and do not require any physical training. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 1, 2006 for those applicants to be considered in the 30th Citizenís Police Academy.

Applications are accepted and available on a continual basis at the Orange Street station, at all community police centers and on the RPD Website: www.rpdonline.org Join Citizenís Academy. For more information, contact Petite Cunningham at (951) 826-5909 or by e-mail pcunning@riversideca.gov